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a large class of arthropods including lobsters, crabs, shrimp, wood lice, water fleas, and barnacles.

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Book recommendation for exam

... features and life history of nereis (Neanthes), earthworm (Pheretima) and leach (Hirudinaria). 9. Arthropoda : Larval forms and parasitism in Crustacea; vision and respiration in arthropods (prawn, cockroach and scorpion); modification of mouth parts in insects (cockroach, mosquito, housefly, ...

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by bertstare
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Book recommendation for exam
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Distinguishing characteristic

What are the distinguishing characteristics of subphylum Crustacea and Hexapoda? If you have a list of many different subphylum that would be great.

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by smabry14
Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Distinguishing characteristic
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Tiny carnivorous water creature?

Could it be this? http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/crustacea/maxillopoda/branchiura.html

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by Darby
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Tiny carnivorous water creature?
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Alpha Taxonomy

Hey everyone. I'm having a bit of trouble here. My school science book states that the shrimp is a member of the class crustacea, implying that crustacea is a class. Wikipedia states that the shrimp belongs in the class malocostraca. It says that crustacea is a subphylum and not an ...

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by Condraz23
Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpha Taxonomy
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Most abundant class of animals

... described species, no other class comes even close to the insects. The two distant runner-up classes are the Gastropoda, or the snails, and the Crustacea, the crabs and their relatives. They each have about 40 to 50 thousand species. The mammals, on the other hand, have fewer species than do ...

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by kiekyon
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Most abundant class of animals
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