genital shield

genital shield

[′jen·ət·əl ′shēld]
(invertebrate zoology)
In ophiuroids, a support of a bursal slit in the arms located near the arm base.
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Genital shield smooth; distance between St5-St5 73 (69-76, 69).
Stl situated at level of anterior margin of coxae II, St2 at level of central area of coxae II, St3 at level of anterior margin of coxae III, St4 at level of central area of coxae III, St5 placed near basal edges of genital shield (Fig.
Genital shield circular, situated between coxae IV.
the new species has linguliform genital shield, which is scutiform in other Foveolatatrigon species.
2 Idiosoma pear-like, genital shield scutiform 3 -- Idiosoma oval, genital shield linguliform 4 3 Dorsal setae short and needle-like, marginal shield with reticulate sculpture T.
4): Ornamentation of sternal shield lacking, but U-shaped, strongly sclerotized band situated anterior to genital shield and two rounded depressions anterior to coxae II (Fig.
Genital shield oval and placed between coxae IV and bearing one pair of smooth and needle-like (ca 30 [micro]m) eg (Fig.
Genital shield scutiform, anteriorly pointed, covered by oval pits basally and centrally, but anterior area with oblong elliptic pits (Fig.
Genital shield circular, without sculptured pattern and eg, situated between coxae IV.
St1-St3 situated near anterior margin of genital shield, St4 at level of posterior margin of coxae II, St5 at level of anterior margin of coxae III, St6 at level of central area of coxae III, St7 at level of anterior margin of coxae IV, St8 placed near basal edges of genital shield (Fig.
Genital shield oval and located between coxae II (Fig.
The genital shield of this species is situated between coxae III and IV, whereas that of the male of the new species is between coxae II.