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(English) Literally ten-feet; crustaceans with 10 feet or legs. Prawns and lobsters are decapod crustaceans; while they have paired limbs on all body segments, they have 5 pairs of main walking and grasping legs. Squid are decapod mollusks as they have 10 tentacles. (See also: crustaceans, squids)
(French) Littéralement dix-pieds; crustacés avec 10 pieds ou pattes. Crevettes roses et homards sont des crustacés décapodes; tandis qu'ils ont des paires des membres sur tous les segments du corps, ils ont 5 paires des pattes pour marcher et empoigner. Les calmars sont des mollusques décapodes comme ils ont 10 tentacules. (See also: crustaceans, squids)
(Portuguese) Literalmente 'dez-pés'. Crustáceos com 10 patas ou pernas. Também as lulas são moluscos decápodes por terem 10 braços. (See also: crustaceans, squids)

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