caridoid facies

caridoid facies
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
A group of characters that distinguish primitive eumalacostracan crustaceans: enclosure of the thorax by the carapace, movable stalked eyes, biramous antennules, antennae with scaphocerites, thoracopods with natatory exopods, ventrally flexed abdomen, and caudal fan.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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