carapace


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Synonyms for carapace

hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

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Coloration (Figs 109-112): Carapace low, flat, dark brown with median and two lateral yellow bands, covered with white adpressed hairs.
It was observed that crab leg and shrimp shell chitosan have higher values of viscosity than carapace and claw shell chitosan.
We asked the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to assist us in the conduct of the necropsy to determine the cause of death and perhaps preserve the carapace of the turtle," Montejo said.
Because water-fleas are transparent, if you look at them under the microscope you can easily see their rapidly beating heart near the dorsal, or back, surface of the carapace.
After confirming that only one crab was captured from each burrow, these were sexed and their carapace length measured with a 0.
The ventral surface of the carapace is brown (near Olive Brown, 28) with yellow specks (near Tawny Olive, 223D) on the sternum and abdominal segments.
However, ostracoda morphology, moulting, evidence of carapace dissolution, and change in faunal composition can be indicative of salinity, temperature, nutrients level variation, water level change, and sedimentation rates (De Deckker, 2002).
What is known as a carapace on tortoises and turtles?
A pilot study was conducted with eight 34-month-old captive-reared loggerheads on 22 June 2006 (mean straight carapace length [SCL] = 42.
Traps were checked once a day and I removed and measured any turtle captured, recording body mass, length of carapace, sex, age, and general condition.
For, once again, under the carapace of glittering, hedonistic celebrity, the ooze of a very different and more dangerous lifestyle has seeped out for all to see.
In his description, Chamberlin makes note of a spider having a carapace length over 10 mm and a "pale narrow median line extending backward from first eye row, widening abruptly in front of dorsal groove.
It turns out that Hurdia had a huge three-part carapace projecting from the front of its head, unlike anything seen in other fossils or living arthropods.