cheliped


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cheliped

[′kel·ə‚ped]
(invertebrate zoology)
Either of the paired appendages bearing chelae in decapod crustaceans.
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Cheliped abnormalityOnly one male crab of 98 mm SCW had rightcheliped bent outward as shown in Figures 5A and B.
Similarly, Wasson & Lyon (2005) found that although female porcelain crabs are more likely to autotomize a cheliped, compared with males, this gender difference disappears when claw size is taken into account, because females have smaller chelipeds compared to males.
When a hermit crab is tucked into a shell it is fully protected by folding a cheliped completely across the opening.
THE EFFECT THE SIZE OF THE MALE'S LARGE CHELIPED HAS ON THE REPRODUCTION PATTERNS OF FIDDLER CRABS
Specifically we were interested in determining whether the larger cheliped on O.
Leyenda: Figura 1: Dilocarcinus laevifrons Moreira, 1901, ICN-MHN-CR 1415, left first gonopod: A, whole gonopod, caudal view B whole gonopod, cephalic view; C, apex, distal view; D, whole gonopod, lateral view; E, Left second gonopod, whole gonopod, caudal view; F, carapace, dorsal view; G, male abdomen; H, cheliped, external view.
Moreover, individuals occupying open marsh areas spent significantly more time eliciting reproductive behaviors such as cheliped waving.
Atyid shrimps in control treatments were observed to systematically scrape rock surfaces with their pereiopods, followed by expansion and rapid closure of their cheliped fans against the substratum surface.
Homarus travisensis, from the Fredericksburg Group of Travis County, Texas, is known only from a single cheliped (Stenzel, 1945).