cheliped


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cheliped

(ˈkiːlɪˌpɛd)
n
(of an arthropod) either of two legs which each carry a claw
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They were, however, observed at several sites along the Stikine River and breeding activity was observed at the Cheliped Bay and nearby Mallard Slough sites.
a larger cheliped, dorsal view; b same, ventral view; c smaller cheliped, dorsal view; d same, ventral view; e right second pereopod, lateral view; f same, propodus and dactylus, lateral view.
uncinatus) in a small pool hidden under a rock, holding a lizard (Norops lemurinus) in its major (right) cheliped (Fig.
1997; maximum TL, 47 mm), at which the female becomes ovigerous and one major cheliped begins to enlarge more in the male (sexual dimorphism; Shimoda et al.
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).
photographs showing the external appearance of the red swamp freshwater crayfish P clarkii; slide (a) dorsal view, slide (b) dorsolateral view and side (c) lateral view to show; cephalothorax (Ct), abdomen (Ab), tail (T), rostrum (R), cephalic tubercle (Cp), lateral tubercle of branchiostegite (Lt), walking legs (W), cheliped (ch), cervical groove (1), median groove (2), caudal groove (3), rostral angle of lateral tubercle (4), lateral border of branchiostegite (5), caudal border of branchiostegite (6), rostral groove (Rg), antennae (An).
Distinguishing features: Narrow frontal margin with black/brown mottled legs and carapace, red granulated chelae and cheliped.[11]
sanguinolentus, external abnormalities, edible crabs, carapace, cheliped
Thus, the aim of this study is to investigate the sexual shape dimorphism in three body areas (anterior and dorsal region of carapace and major cheliped) on a U.