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Synonyms for claw

Synonyms for claw

sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles

a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something

a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

a bird's foot

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move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging

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clutch as if in panic

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scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails

attack as if with claws

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Stikine River (Delta Sites).--We documented breeding activity at Cheliped Bay for both Wood Frogs and Columbia Spotted Frogs, but we failed to verify the presence of Western Toads at this site.
loimicola in: carapace branchial margins distinctly convergent posteriorly; median lobe of third thoracic sternite absent; and dorso-anterior margin of carpus of larger cheliped more gently and constantly convex on entire length.
Ptychophallus uncinatus holding the head of a frog (Cruziohyhla calcarifer) in its cheliped in Veragua Rainforest Research & Adventure Park in Limon Province, Costa Rica (Photo: Jose Andres Salazar).
Although, males reveal variation in shape evidencing major functional branchial, gut, and cardiac areas (Figure 2(a)), males presented reduction of the points related to hiatus distance of MC (landmarks 3 and 4) and a sturdy cheliped manus, evidenced by vector displacement of the landmarks in the posterior and inferior margin of the MC.
While the general descriptions were similar for each behavioral level, there were modified classifications in areas described in holding an opponent as a "do-see-do," which relates to a dance term, where we considered this behavior as a dismemberment grasp since they would try to twist the others cheliped off.
Similarly, Wasson & Lyon (2005) found that although female porcelain crabs are more likely to autotomize a cheliped, compared with males, this gender difference disappears when claw size is taken into account, because females have smaller chelipeds compared to males.
THE EFFECT THE SIZE OF THE MALE'S LARGE CHELIPED HAS ON THE REPRODUCTION PATTERNS OF FIDDLER CRABS
Specifically we were interested in determining whether the larger cheliped on O.
Moreover, individuals occupying open marsh areas spent significantly more time eliciting reproductive behaviors such as cheliped waving.
Atyid shrimps in control treatments were observed to systematically scrape rock surfaces with their pereiopods, followed by expansion and rapid closure of their cheliped fans against the substratum surface.
Homarus travisensis, from the Fredericksburg Group of Travis County, Texas, is known only from a single cheliped (Stenzel, 1945).
Other indicators such as the presence of mating depressions, presence of sperm plug, cheliped morphology, and being physically engaged in mating were the least favored methods of functional maturity determination (each with a usage percentage of less than 10%) (Fig.
Geometric morphometric techniques were used to evaluate morphological variation in shape and size of the carapace and right cheliped propodus.