chelipeds

chelipeds
n. one of pair of limbs having large claws (in crabs and lobsters)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • afferent channel(s) — Opening through which water passes to gills [McLaughlin, 1980]. Openings through which water passes to gills, in brachyuran crabs generally located in front of bases of chelipeds [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Openings through which water passes to …   Crustacea glossary

  • afferent respiratory channel(s) — Channels through which water passes to the gills, that open in front of the chelipeds and behind the pterygostomial region except in some oxystomata where they open at the sides of the endostome. (Syn. afferent branchial channels) [Ingle, 1980].… …   Crustacea glossary

  • heterochelate — Chelae of left and right chelipeds differing in shape amd size [McLaughlin, 1980]. Chelae of left and right chelipeds differing in shape and size [Moore and McCormick, 1969] …   Crustacea glossary

  • pereiopod — ( ) [Baba, 2005]. Endopod of Mxp 3, lateral; and endopod of Mxp 3, including basal 2 articles, distal articles omitted, central. Based on Munidopsis. [Baba, 2005] A thoracic appendage used for movement, feeding, and defense [Mauchline, 1984].… …   Crustacea glossary

  • pereopod — See: pereiopod [Martin, 2005]. An appendage of the pereon [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Non maxilliped thoracic limbs; five pairs in Decapoda (thoracopods 4 8) and three pairs in Stomatopoda (thoracopods 6 8); includes one pair of chelipeds and four …   Crustacea glossary

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