Definition of Squillidae
1. Noun. Crustaceans that burrow in mud or under stones in shallow water along the seashore.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Order Stomatopoda, Stomatopoda
Member holonyms: Genus Squilla
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squillidae
Literary usage of Squillidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"As an instance of his onoma- clastic spirit (to coin a word), the fifty-three species of squillidae have been described under seventy-six different specific ..."
2. The Voyage of the "Challenger.": The Atlantic; a Preliminary Account of the by Charles Wyville Thomson (1878)
"... which have been latterly shown by Claus to be larval stages of various squillidae. Toward midday, in hot, calm weather, the tow-net, when used on the ..."
3. The Primary Factors of Organic Evolution by Edward Drinker Cope (1896)
"... some of the squillidae, etc., or where it is folded upon the sternum of the thoracic region, the muscles becoming weaker through disuse, the rings are ..."
4. The Primary Factors of Organic Evolution by Edward Drinker Cope (1904)
"... squillidae, etc., or where it is folded upon the sternum of the thoracic region, the muscles becoming weaker through disuse, the rings are not subject ..."