pleopod


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pleopod

[′plē·ə‚päd]
(invertebrate zoology)
An abdominal appendage in certain crustaceans that is modified for swimming.
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The base of the exopod of pleopod two is intermediate in appearance between the illustrations for M.
Serum protein index should never be used without simultaneously assessing molt stage by microscopic examination of pleopods (Lyle & MacDonald 1983), or potentially by pigment stage (Musgrove 2001) although the latter has only been validated in one species of spiny lobster (the Southern Rock Lobster, Jasus edwardsii).
Relative pleopod length as an indicator of size at sexual maturity in slipper (Scyllarides squammosus) and spiny Hawaiian (Palinurus marginatus) lobsters.
Abnormal abdomen shape and abnormal pleopod of three male crabs, Callinectes ornatus, have been reported by Mantelatto et al.
Remarks: The secondary male differs substantially from the primary male, not just in respect of the typical characters of size and cheliped development, but also as regards the antennule structure, and pleopod setal number (higher in secondary male).
Egg counts of ovigerous females collected in the field were conducted in the laboratory by removal and enumeration of pleopod eggs from females.
In order to obtain the data related to reproductive biology, the pleopod eggs were removed from female and the total weight of eggs were measured by a balance with a sensitivity of 0.
triserialis was found only in the pleopod of the hosts with the highest prevalence values (42 %), intensity (2.
Appendage-to-body size proportions, such as the pleopod length metric, hold great promise, particularly for species of slipper lobsters like S.
Twelve larval stages have been previously reported and there were four main features associated with the classification of the different stages: eyestalks, pleopod formation, telson/uropod development, and number of rostrum teeth.
Sexes were determined by the presence or absence of appendix masculina on the second pleopod for male and female, respectively (Mantelatto and Barbosa, 2005).