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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