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Guide to the Crustacea, Arachnida, Onychophora and Myriopoda exhibited in the Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History) (1910) (14595975637)

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Guide to the Crustacea, Arachnida, Onychophora and Myriopoda exhibited in the Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History) (1910) (14595975637)

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Title: Guide to the Crustacea, Arachnida, Onychophora and Myriopoda exhibited in the Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History) ..
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology Calman, William Thomas, 1871- Hirst, A. S Bell, F. J. (Francis Jeffrey), 1855-1924
Subjects: Crustacea Arachnida Onychophora Myriapoda
Publisher: London : Printed by order of the Trustees
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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iving animal. In the family Cramjonidae the pincers of the first pair of legsare imperfectly formed (sul>chelate) and much stronger thanthose of the second pair, which are very slender. The rostrumis usually short and flattened. To this family belong the commonShrimp (Crangon vulgaris) and the large Arctic Shrimp (Sclero-cramjon horcas). The Tribe Astacidea (or Nephropsidea) includes the true Table-caseLobsters and Crayfishes. They may be recognised by having the ^° ^^■first three pairs of legs chelate or pincer-like, and the first pairvery large. The Lobsters constitute the iasVaWy Hom,aridae,QX\ the membersof which inhabit the sea. The last thoracic sternite is firmly fixed 54 Giiidc to Crustacea. Table-case to tlie piecedinjj,, und the male has sexual appenclat;esNo- 10. alxlomen. th The common Lohstei of Europe, Iloiiiaiits (jaiumariis, is repre-sented on the American coasts of the North Atlantic hy a closelyallied species, H. anicricaiius.. A third species, H. cajwiisiH, is
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Fi(;.3J. The Norway Lobster, NcpJimps iiorvciiiciis, about one-tbird natural size.(Table-case No. lO.J foiuid at the Cape of Good Hope, hut it is of small size and of noeconomic importance. A series of specimens and dra\Yings inWall-cases Nos. 1 to 3, illustrating the structure and life-historyof the Common Lobster, have already been described. The Norway Lobster, Nephrops norvcgicns (Fig. 34), is foundabundantly in certain localities in deeper water than that frequentedby the Common Lobster. It is generally sold in London shops Dccapoda—Macriira. 00 under the name of Dill)liii Prawn, althou_t;li the cliid sujiplios Talll(•-(■a^now come from Scotlantl and the North-Kast of England, not, as ^- ■formerly, from tlie Irish Sea. In connection with the jiamc; Norway Lol^ster used for this species, it should he reniemheredthat the common Lohster is ahundant on the coasts of Norway,and tliat lar^e quantities are exported thence to Enland. In the true Crayfishes, which helon<

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guide to the crustacea arachnida onychophora and myriopoda exhibited in the department of zoology british museum natural history 1910
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