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[ kˈaɹɐpˌe͡ɪs], [ kˈaɹɐpˌe‍ɪs], [ k_ˈa_ɹ_ɐ_p_ˌeɪ_s]

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The carapace is the hard protective shell that forms the outer covering of the body of an invertebrate, typically an amphibian or a crustacean. This shell is typically very hard, and is usually made up of two or more layers of hardened plates.

In animals with a carapace, this shell is an effective protection against predators, as well as physical damage from the environment. The carapace of a crustacean, for example, can be hard enough to resist being punctured by a sharp object, and is also buoyant, which makes it an effective means of surviving in water.

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