Definition of Anostraca
1. Noun. Small aquatic crustaceans lacking a carapace: fairy shrimps; brine shrimps.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Branchiopoda, Subclass Branchiopoda
Member holonyms: Artemia, Chirocephalus, Genus Artemia, Genus Chirocephalus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anostraca
Literary usage of Anostraca
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1. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"In the anostraca (Fig. 1011) there is no shell-fold and the body, ... The eyes are elevated on movable peduncles in the anostraca but are sessile in all ..."