swimmeret


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Synonyms for swimmeret

one of the paired abdominal appendages of certain aquatic crustaceans that function primarily for carrying the eggs in females and are usually adapted for swimming

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This behavior may be repeated several times, until an individual becomes fatigued, after which they often attempt to orientate towards the seabed using their swimmerets (Watson, 1989).
One of the first body parts that a larva grows is a set of swimmerets.
After fertilization, she glues the eggs to her swimmerets (swimming legs), then sequesters herself in a safe place while "in berry" (her egg mass resembles berries).
They put the lobsters' swimmerets, the small appendages on their abdomens, in a solution of potassium iodide, which turns yellow in the presence of chlorine, explains Robert A.
Deepwater tropical species which can be identified by a thick dorsal ridge and long swimmerets, tend to be mushy and have a high peel loss -- up to 30% of body weight, vs.