Definition of Pleopods. Meaning of Pleopods. Synonyms of Pleopods

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Definition of Pleopods

Pleopods
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.
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 Pleopods 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...
- 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...
- and long antennae. Unlike crabs and lobsters, shrimp have well developed pleopods (swimmerets) and slender walking legs; they are more adapted for swimming...
- There are five more pairs of appendages on the abdomen. They are called pleopods. There is one final pair called uropods, which, with the telson, form the...
- 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...
- 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, locomotor legs (pereiopods for walking, and pleopods for swimming), ****ual organs (gonopods), and parts of the tail (uropods)...
- rounded abdomen. This is because female crabs brood fertilised eggs on their pleopods. Crabs attract a mate through chemical (pheromones), visual, acoustic,...
- six segments, the first five bearing lamellar pleopods, and the last one bearing uropods. The pleopods are biramous, except in Sicyoniidae, where they...