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 ornamented with punctures and lines and having a pair of distally pilose setae.
Genital shield smooth; distance between St5-St5 73 (69-76, 69).
Setae Z1 anterior in position with setae R1; peritreme reaching between setae z4 and z2; genital shield wider than sternal shield; ventrianal shield ovate; calyx tubular .
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 of female linguliform, bear deep maculate ornamentation.
Genital shield dotted, genital slit elongated, genital suckers absent, I pair paragenital setae (pr) anterior to genital disc (gdi3) 7 long.
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.
Ventral shield without pattern, but genital shield has alveolate ornamentation.
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 dotted, genital slit elongated, 1 pair genital suckers, I pair paragenital setae (pR) anterior to genital disc (gdi3) 10 (10-11) long.
Genital shield with two valves, each valve with 4 simple genital setae (g1-g4) in a row.