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  • Over 1 billion pounds of the crustacean are consumed by Americans every year.
  • Crustaceans are as common in the oceans as insects are on land.
  • an almost-microscopic, transparent, fresh-water crustacean
  • And like the lobster, the turtle was consumed in seconds, but this time it took a shape-shifting that the crustacean hadn’t required.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • The crowning achievement was my mother’s appearance at the Galle Face Dance as a lobster—the outfit bright red and covered with crustaceans and claws which grew out of her shoulder blades and seemed to move of their own accord.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The demonic crustacean lunged at me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • A very rare Cambrian crustacean, she explained.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • The word morphed into a slimy crustacean, like a shrimp, which wiggled its legs for only a moment before an ibis snapped it up.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Captain Nemo alerted his companion to this hideous crustacean, which a swing of the rifle butt quickly brought down, and I watched the monster’s horrible legs writhing in dreadful convulsions.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • He’s on crustacean restriction, from here on out.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever

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  • I am lower than a crustacean.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • He claimed that the predominant taste of any crustacean or mollusk was that of its alimentary tract.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • The show began with Smithsonian Castle, its basement science labs, corridors lined with exhibits, a salon full of mollusks, scientists who called themselves "the curators of crustaceans," and even an old photo of the castle’s two most popular residents—a pair of now-deceased owls named Diffusion and Increase.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Terns bobbed at the sand near the water’s edge, their long strawlike legs moving quickly as they searched for tiny crustaceans.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • He speared each tiny crustacean on the point of his fork and studied it appreciatively before sucking it off the tines with obscene relish.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Something reptilian he felt here, something that had endured by immobility, a kind of life out of reach, like the crustaceans in their armour.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • " This was just where the error was; it was that I had to feel bad about the back shell of the car and those crustacean eyes that were dragging by the wires, and it wasn’t so much the accident as my failure to care as I should that he minded.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • "Well, said the Professor, with the most imperturbable tranquillity, "it is the shell of a crustaceous animal of the extinct order of the trilobites; nothing more, I assure you."
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The liquid masses support the largest known species of mammals and perhaps conceal mollusks of incomparable size or crustaceans too frightful to contemplate, such as 100–meter lobsters or crabs weighing 200 metric tons!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Like turtles, armadillos, sea urchins, and crustaceans, these fish are protected by armor plate that’s neither chalky nor stony but actual bone.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • "Some sharks can process the shells of crustaceans like this, some can’t," Georgia said, now dangling the lobster such that its claw was lazily touching the surface.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Standing by the port deadlight, I spotted magnificent coral substructures, zoophytes, algae, and crustaceans with enormous quivering claws that stretched forth from crevices in the rock.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • By the time Georgia let out a squeal and grabbed her fingers, as if to count them, the shark was already back in the middle of the tank, the lobster engulfed in its jaws, the crustacean’s white flesh spraying from the shark’s wide mouth.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • In their dark crevices huge crustaceans, aiming their long legs like heavy artillery, watched us with unblinking eyes, while underfoot there crept millipedes, bloodworms, aricia worms, and annelid worms, whose antennas and tubular tentacles were incredibly long.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Jellyfish, microscopic crustaceans, and sea–pen coral lit it faintly with their phosphorescent glimmers.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The trails were cluttered with algae and fucus plants, hosts of crustaceans swarming among them.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • We spent the whole day of February 22 in the Sargasso Sea, where fish that dote on marine plants and crustaceans find plenty to eat.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It served as both nest and nourishment for myriads of crustaceans and mollusks, for crabs and cuttlefish.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Crustaceans are subdivided into nine orders, and the first of these consists of the decapods, in other words, animals whose head and thorax are usually fused, whose cheek–and–mouth mechanism is made up of several pairs of appendages, and whose thorax has four, five, or six pairs of walking legs.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • As for the local fauna, it included thousands of crustaceans of every type: lobsters, hermit crabs, prawns, mysid shrimps, daddy longlegs, rock crabs, and a prodigious number of seashells, such as cowries, murex snails, and limpets.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • They were the eyes of gigantic crustaceans crouching in their lairs, giant lobsters rearing up like spear carriers and moving their claws with a scrap–iron clanking, titanic crabs aiming their bodies like cannons on their carriages, and hideous devilfish intertwining their tentacles like bushes of writhing snakes.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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