propodus

propodus

[′präp·əd·əs]
(invertebrate zoology)
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For example, in "Wait for It," the poet-speaker watches her son catch, then eat, a crab, "snapping off / its pereopods to suck at their hinges, cracking open / the propodus so he can dig at the meat.
The long dactylus of the third maxilliped that overreaches the tip of the propodus and the subtriangular telson wider than the sixth abdominal somite are unique features that clearly support that P.
Geometric morphometric techniques were used to evaluate morphological variation in shape and size of the carapace and right cheliped propodus.
1997), mobile fingers often extended into the base with granules scattered on the dorsal surface, a second pair of pereiopods without pubescence on the dorsal surface of the propodus (ABELE, 1992).
Additional measurements included chela propodus length (ChL), ChH (males only), abdomen width (AW) at the widest point (females only), and presence and condition of eggs (females).
Furthermore, the lateral margin of the propodus of male peraeopod seven has more numerous and longer setae than illustrated by Schultz (1976), similar to that shown for Miktoniscus veracruzensis (Mulaik, 1960), which also was synonymized with M.
This type of abnormality isattributed to the abnormal wound healing following the damage of the propodus (Nakatani et al.
the morphometric relationships between the length of the propodus of the major cheliped (y) and the carapace width (x) in males (PL x CW); and the abdomen width (y) and carapace width (x) in females (AW x CW) (Leite, 2005; Leite et al.
Basis longer than propodus including fixed finger, divided unequally by triangular sclerite, with 1 dorsodistal seta and a small, inner dorsodistal process extending beyond carpus.
The cheliped (and in fact all the legs) comprise seven segments, coxa, basis, ischium, merus, carpus, propodus and dactylus in that order, not four as stated.