cheliped


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cheliped

(ˈkiːlɪˌpɛd)
n
(of an arthropod) either of two legs which each carry a claw
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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.
Chemical stimulants of cheliped flexion behavior by the western Atlantic ghost crab Ocypode quadrata (Fabricius).
Cheliped differentiation and sex ratio of the fiddler crab Uca arcuata.
Some arthropods, for example crabs, use a raking or sieving feeding method (Hadlock 1980; Bauchau and PasselecqGerin 1988), including the hermit crab (Pagurus rubricatus) that uses its cheliped to excavate a shallow trench, and uses the chelicerae to transfer sediment and food to the mouth (Schembri 1982).
Distinguishing features: Narrow frontal margin with black/brown mottled legs and carapace, red granulated chelae and cheliped.
sanguinolentus, external abnormalities, edible crabs, carapace, cheliped
The cheliped (and in fact all the legs) comprise seven segments, coxa, basis, ischium, merus, carpus, propodus and dactylus in that order, not four as stated.
Stocking density affects the growth, survival, and cheliped injuries of third instars of narrow-clawed crayfish, Astacus leptodactylus eschscholtz, 1823 juveniles.
Aggressive interactions were characterized by the extension of both chelipeds, and cheliped embracing or grasping.
Porcellanidae), porcelain crabs, increased body size is associated with less reliance on cheliped autotomy as an escape mechanism, and greater reliance on struggling and pinching the predator with the chelipeds (Wasson & Lyon 2005).