dactylus


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dactylus

(ˈdæktɪləs)
n
the tip of a cephalopod's tentacular club
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After non-native ungulates were reduced throughout Mauna Kea, alien grasses such as Dactylus glomerata, Holcus lanatus, Anthoxanthum odoratum, and Poa pratensis proliferated in some areas, affecting ecosystem processes such as hydrology, natural fire regimes, and mamane regeneration (D'antonio and Vitousek 1992, Smith and Tunison 1992, Williams 1994, Hess et al.
Distinguishing features: External face of palm and dactylus often violet in colour, with carapace and legs mottled.
2A, C), the similar morphology of pereiopods 3-5 but the distinctly different dactylus of pereiopod 2, the well developed suture on both uropods, and other characters of the genus (see Goy and Provenzano 1979; Alvarez et al.