Definition of Orchestiidae

1. Noun. Beach fleas.

Exact synonyms: Family Orchestiidae
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Amphipoda, Order Amphipoda
Member holonyms: Genus Orchestia, Orchestia

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orchestiidae

Orangewoman
Orangewomen
Orangey
Orangies
Orasone
Orbeli effect
Orbignya
Orbignya cohune
Orbignya martiana
Orbignya phalerata
Orbignya spesiosa
Orbison
Orcadian
Orcadians
Orchestia
Orchestiidae
Orchidaceae
Orchidales
Orchis mascula
Orchis papilionaceae
Orchis spectabilis
Orchomenos
Orchomenus
Orcinus
Orcinus orca
Orcus
Orczy
Ord
Ord kangaroo rat
Order of Australia

Literary usage of Orchestiidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"orchestiidae. The beach fleas. First antennae much shorter than the second; ... Key to the genera of orchestiidae here described: a, First antennae shorter ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"Telson short and thick. Body compressed. ..... (orchestiidae.). C. First antennae exceeding the tip of the peduncle of the second pair; aquatic forms ..."

3. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"... Family orchestiidae. This family is abundantly represented in the sea. Only one genus and species in the fresh water of North America. ..."

4. A History of Crustacea: Recent Malacostraca by Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing (1893)
"On the other hand the clasping arrangement of the fourth pair of limbs is strikingly parallel to what is found in the orchestiidae, and, as Mr. Chilton ..."

5. Studies in Animal Behavior by Samuel Jackson Holmes (1916)
"... the death feint is shown in a somewhat less decided way, while among the aquatic members of the orchestiidae the same trait is manifested by a tendency ..."

6. A history of the British sessile-eyed Crustacea by Charles Spence Bate, John Obadiah Westwood (1863)
"In the orchestiidae and near allies they are on the top of the head, to which position they are thrust by the great increase of the size of the two basal ..."

7. A History of the British Sessile-eyed Crustacea by Charles Spence Bate, John Obadiah Westwood (1863)
"In the orchestiidae and near allies they are on the top of the head, to which position they are thrust by the great increase of the size of the two basal ..."

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