Phyllosoma
Phyllosoma Phyl`lo*so"ma, n. [NL. See {Phyllo-}, and {-some} body.] (Zo["o]l.) The larva of the spiny lobsters ({Palinurus} and allied genera). Its body is remarkably thin, flat, and transparent; the legs are very long. Called also {glass-crab}, and {glass-shrimp}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Phyllosōma — Phyllosōma, so v.w. Blattkrebs …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Phyllosōma — Phyllosōma, s. Languste …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Phyllosoma — Glass crab Glass crab , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The larval state ({Phyllosoma}) of the genus {Palinurus} and allied genera. It is remarkable for its strange outlines, thinness, and transparency. See {Phyllosoma}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phyllosoma — n. [Gr. phyllon, leaf; soma, body] (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Decapoda, a larval stage in the development of Palinuridae, characterized by a flattened leaf shaped planktonic form; equivalent to zoea stage of other crustacean larvae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • phyllosoma — Early schizopod larval stage in ontogeny of palinurid and scyllarid lobsters [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Larval stage in development of palinuroidean decapods [McLaughlin, 1980]. Pelagic larva of Palinura, develops eventually into peurulus stage …   Crustacea glossary

  • phyllosoma — phyl·lo·so·ma …   English syllables

  • phyllosoma — ˌfiləˈsōmə noun Etymology: New Latin, from phyll + soma : a flat transparent long legged larva that is typical of various spiny lobster and was formerly supposed to constitute a distinct genus …   Useful english dictionary

  • glass-crab — Phyllosoma Phyl lo*so ma, n. [NL. See {Phyllo }, and { some} body.] (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of the spiny lobsters ({Palinurus} and allied genera). Its body is remarkably thin, flat, and transparent; the legs are very long. Called also {glass crab},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glass-shrimp — Phyllosoma Phyl lo*so ma, n. [NL. See {Phyllo }, and { some} body.] (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of the spiny lobsters ({Palinurus} and allied genera). Its body is remarkably thin, flat, and transparent; the legs are very long. Called also {glass crab},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Филлосома* — (Phyllosoma) одна из стадий постэмбрионального развитии некоторых десятиногих раков (Decapoda) из семейства панцирных, или твердокожих (Loricata), о которых см. Десятиногие раки и Ракообразные. Ф. были описаны первоначально как самостоятельные… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

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