Definition of Suborder Brachyura
1. Noun. An order of crustaceans (including true crabs) having a reduced abdomen folded against the ventral surface.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Member holonyms: Brachyuran, Crab, Genus Menippe, Menippe, Cancridae, Family Cancridae, Family Portunidae, Portunidae, Genus Uca, Uca, Family Pinnotheridae, Pinnotheridae, Family Lithodidae, Lithodidae, Family Majidae, Majidae
Group relationships: Reptantia, Suborder Reptantia
Derivative terms: Brachyurous
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suborder Brachyura
Literary usage of Suborder Brachyura
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1. Studies in Zoology: An Introduction to the Study of Animals for Secondary by James Andrew Merrill (1902)
"Abdomen usually well developed. Crayfish, Lobster. 2. Suborder BRACHYURA.—Abdomen small and concealed beneath cephalothorax more or less perfectly Crab. 4. ..."
2. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"suborder Brachyura. In the Brachyura the body is exceedingly compact, the abdomen being very much reduced in size and usually destitute of a tail-fin, ..."