Definition of Suborder brachyura

1. Noun. An order of crustaceans (including true crabs) having a reduced abdomen folded against the ventral surface.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suborder Brachyura

suborder Alcyonacea
suborder Anisoptera
suborder Anseres
suborder Anthropoidea
suborder Blattaria
suborder Blattodea
suborder Blennioidea
suborder Brachyura
suborder Carnosaura
suborder Cephalaspida
suborder Ceratopsia
suborder Ceratosaura
suborder Charadrii
suborder Clamatores
suborder Euronithopoda
suborder Eurylaimi
suborder Gorgonacea
suborder Gorgoniacea
suborder Heteroptera
suborder Heterostraci
suborder Homoptera
suborder Hyperoartia

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, ..."

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