Flabellifera


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Flabellifera

[‚flab·ə′lif·ə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The largest and morphologically most generalized suborder of isopod crustaceans; the biramous uropods are attached to the sides of the abdomen and may form, with the last abdominal fragment, a caudal fan.
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Argentina (Buenos 1925 flabellifera (b) Aires y Salta) Galumna (G.
In marine isopods, protogynous sex change appears, based on a limited number of species examined (Table I), to be restricted to free-living forms (Legrand and Juchalt, 1963; Burbanck and Burbanck, 1974; Buss and Iverson, 1981 ; whereas protandry occurs primarily within the parasitic suborders Epicarida and Flabellifera Family Cymothoidae; Brusca, 1981).
4--Galumna (Galumna) flabellifera Hammer [Oribatida: Galumnidae].