Definition of Pleopod. Meaning of Pleopod. Synonyms of Pleopod

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Definition of Pleopod

Pleopod
Pleopod Ple"o*pod, n.; pl. E. Pleopods, L. Pleopoda. [Gr. ? to swim + -pod.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the abdominal legs of a crustacean. See Illust. under Crustacea.

Meaning of Pleopod from wikipedia

- eyes is called the rostrum. first pleopods second pleopods third pleopods fourth pleopods fifth pleopods uropods Pleopods (also called swimmerets) are primarily...
- second pair of pleopods, and sometimes also the first, are modified for use in transferring sperm. The endopods (inner branches of the pleopods) are modified...
- rounded abdomen. This is because female crabs brood fertilised eggs on their pleopods. Crabs attract a mate through chemical (pheromones), visual, acoustic,...
- the vestige of the fourth pereiopod in the larvae of Lucifer, and some pleopods in certain Anomura and crabs. In a more extreme example, the Sacculina...
- pereiopods (walking legs) and maxillipeds (feeding legs). The abdomen bears pleopods, and ends in a telson, which bears the ****, and is often flanked by uropods...
- pleonites 5, 4 and sometimes 3 to the pleotelson, and absence of the first pleopod in females. The suborder Asellota comprises these families: Some cl****ifications...
- bearing a pair of pleopods, and terminating in a telson. The first somite is narrower than the succeeding somites, and the last pair of pleopods are modified...
- maxillae and maxillipeds), gills, walking legs (pereiopods), swimming legs (pleopods), ****ual organs (gonopods), and parts of the tail (uropods). Typically...
- appendages that serve for walking and for gathering food. The abdomen includes pleopods (also known as swimmerets), used for swimming as well as the tail fan,...
- Australasia. They are distinguished by the absence of the first pair of pleopods. Of the other two families, the three genera of the Astacidae live in western...
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