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Malacostraca (crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimp, and relatives)

Wikipedia Abstract

Malacostraca is the largest of the six classes of crustaceans, containing over 25,000 extant species, divided among 16 orders. Its members display a greater diversity of body forms than any other class of animals, and include crabs, lobsters, shrimp, krill, woodlice, scuds, mantis shrimp and many other less familiar animals. They are abundant in all marine environments and have also colonised freshwater and terrestrial habitats.
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Amphionidacea (Shrimp) (1)
Amphipoda (amphipods) (3,357)   (8)
Anaspidacea (2)
Bathynellacea (Shrimp) (16)
Bochusacea (6)
Cumacea (cumaceans) (1,531)
Decapoda (crabs, shrimp, and relatives) (10,411)   (147)   (10)
Euphausiacea (krill) (86)
Isopoda (pillbugs and sowbugs) (10,262)   (17)   (1)
Lophogastrida (40)
Mysida (1,071)   (2)
Nebaliacea (53)
Stomatopoda (mantis shrimp) (168)
Tanaidacea (tanaidaceans) (1,301)
Thermosbaenacea (Shrimp) (35)

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