Pancarida

Pancarida

[pan′kar·ə·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
A superorder of the subclass Malacostraca; the cylindrical, cruciform body lacks an external division between the thorax and pleon and has the cephalon united with the first thoracomere.
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The class Malacostraca includes the superorders Pancarida (order Thermosbaenacea), Peracarida (orders Mysidacea, Amphipoda, and Isopoda), and Eucarida (order Decapoda) (Covich & Thorp 1991).