Peracarida

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Peracarida

[‚per·ə′kar·ə·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
A superorder of the Eumalacostraca; these crustaceans have the first thoracic segment united with the head, the cephalothorax usually larger than the abdomen, and some thoracic segments free from the carapace.
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Furthermore, because peracarid crustaceans that live close to the sandy shoreline dominated the foregut contents (Kamihira, 1979; Takahashi and Kawaguchi, 1995; authors' pers.
The predominance of peracarid crustaceans in the foreguts of the crabs suggests that O.
The importance of the intertidal sand-burrowing peracarid crustaceans as prey organisms of fish in the surf zone of sandy beach at Otsuchi Bay, northeastern Japan.