Malacostraca

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek μαλακός ‎(malakós, soft) + ὄστρακον ‎(óstrakon, shell).

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Malacostraca

  1. A taxonomic class within the subphylum Crustacea—most crustacea - crabs, lobsters, shrimps etc., which have soft shells after moulting.

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