telson

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telson

[′tel·sən]
(invertebrate zoology)
The postabdominal segment in lobsters, amphipods, and certain other invertebrates.
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To demonstrate the usefulness of COI barcodes, we identified lepetodrilids found attached to the telsons of bythograeid crabs from two distant localities (Fig.
hentzi is made up of tissues likely to have no more than minor involvement in running: the opisthosoma, telson and chelapeds.
The animals remained buried in the sandy sediment; only the tips of the telsons protruded above the surface.
2004b), the period between eyestalk ablation and the first maturation of females with intact telsons was only 6 days, and the similar values of GSI and HS1 might be attributed to the relatively short period of time.