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A tribe of Decapod Crustacea, of which the Hermit-crab is the type.

Decapod, dek′a-pod, n. one of the shellfish which have ten feet or claws, as the crab.

We have just mentioned the fact that the head and thorax of a decapod is usually covered by a large shield—the carapace.

M. Latreille is of opinion, That the four wings or their representatives replace the four thoracic legs of the decapod Crustacea.

Half a dozen varieties of these are known, one of which inhabits an echinoderm, another a decapod crustacean.

The Nauplius, so far as is known, does not occur in any other Decapod form except Penus.

It is very meet, right, and the bounden duty of every quadruped, biped and decapod to prey upon the clam.

WORD ORIGIN

1835 as a type of crustacean having 10 legs, from French décapode (1806), from Modern Latin Decapoda (animalia), from Greek dekapoda, neuter plural of dekapous "ten-footed" (see ten + foot (n.)). From 1888 as a type of locomotive.

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