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decapod (dĕk´əpŏd´) (Gr.,=10 feet), name for invertebrate animals of the crustacean order Decapoda (phylum Arthropoda) including the crabs, the lobsters and crayfish, and the true shrimps, all having five pairs of legs. The name Decapoda was also formerly applied to a very different group of animals, a cephalopod order including the cuttlefish and squids, characterized by two long and eight short tentacles. The cuttlefish are now classified in the order Sepioidea and the squids in the order Teuthoidea of the class Cephalopoda in the phylum Mollusca.

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dec·a·pod / ˈdekəˌpäd/ • n. 1. any crustacean of the chiefly marine order Decapoda, having five pairs of walking legs, including shrimps, crabs, and lobsters.2. any of various mollusks of the class Cephalopoda, having eight arms and two long tentacles, including squids and cuttlefish. • adj. of or related to the decapods.

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