propodus

propodus

[′präp·əd·əs]
(invertebrate zoology)
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a, b entire animal, dorsal view (a live coloration; b preserved coloration); c propodus and dactylus of third pereopod (second ambulatory leg), lateral view.
However, studies with other species of stomatopods have found strong correlations ([r.sup.2] > 0.55) between components of the striking appendage (e.g., merus length, propodus and dactylus size) and strike force (Claverie et al., 2010) or spring force (Zack et al., 2009; Claverie et al., 2011).
2a, 2g); propodus large, curved, robust, strong heel, 2 heel spines, 5-6 sole spines and propodal lamina; no auxiliary claws visible (Figs.
Approximately 88% of cases (n = 57) used chela propodus dimensions (e.g., length, height, and width) and 15% of cases (n = 10) used gonopod length as their secondary sexual characters to estimate the size at morphometric maturity in male brachyurans.
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 primal violence is palpable; the speaker discloses that when watching her son she "shudder(s) at this creature I couldn't have made."
Armases species have a flattened and slightly broader than long carapace, long propodi, and short dactyli in the legs for climbing the tree stem (VANNINI et al., 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., 1992).
The walking legs of sea spider Phoxichilidium femoratum (Rathke, 1799) have eight segments, coxa 1, coxa 2, coxa 3, femur, tibia 1, tibia 2, tarsus, and propodus. At the distal end of the propodus is an articulated spine with two auxiliary spines (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)).