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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One of the first body parts that a larva grows is a set of swimmerets.
Through my looking glass, the mud world in the petri dish reels from mini-tsunamis, worms flailing, snails spinning in shells, amphipods sprinting on swimmerets, bacterial filaments tying themselves into knots.
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).
The abdomen also has several pairs of small appendages called swimmerets.
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.
Though no doubt they have been there all the time, now I spot crabs and parts of crabs all over the beach: stone crab claws, ghostly bodies of elegant little crabs with swimmerets instead of walking legs, beached horseshoe crabs, and the truly homely spider crabs, with barnacle-covered carapaces.