swimmeret


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swimmeret

[‚swim·ə‚ret]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of a series of paired biramous appendages under the abdomen of many crustaceans, used for swimming and egg carrying.
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Female lobsters have wider tails than males, and their first set of swimmerets is feathery, while males' are bony.
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The female swimmerets are slightly larger and more feathery with tiny hairs, while the tail itself is often larger and more pliable to accommodate the eggs.