Scaphocerite Scaph`o*ce"rite, n. [Gr. ska`fh boat + E. cerite.] (Zo["o]l.) A flattened plate or scale attached to the second joint of the antenn[ae] of many Crustacea. [1913 Webster]

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  • scaphocerite — n. [Gr. skaphe, boat; keras, horn] (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The flattened exopod of the antenna; a scale; a squama …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • scaphocerite — Antennal scale (Fig. 2) [Williams, 1984]. Exopod of antenna. (Syn. scale, squama) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Exopod(ite) of antenna in Eumalacostraca; (Similar structure occurs on antennules of Leptostraca.). (Syn. scale) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].… …   Crustacea glossary

  • scaphocerite — scaph·o·ce·rite …   English syllables

  • scaphocerite — …   Useful english dictionary

  • antennal scale — See: stylocerite, scaphocerite [Martin, 2005]. Bladelike exopod of antenna situated at base of antenna (see Figs. 13, 14) [Hobbs and Jass, 1988]. See: scaphocerite [McLaughlin, 1980]. See: scaphocerite [Poore, 2004]. The laterally ragid lamellar… …   Crustacea glossary

  • antenna — ( ) [Baba, 2005]. Antennal peduncle consisting of 5 articles, based on Uroptychus. [Baba, 2005] Mobile sensory appendages arising below the eyes at the front of the head. There are two pairs of these appendages, the first and second antennae. The …   Crustacea glossary

  • basicerite — Second or distal segment of the protopodite of antenna, to which are attached the scale and peduncle [Butler, T.H.]. Second segment of antennal peduncle (in Caridea bearing scaphocerite) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Second segment of antennal… …   Crustacea glossary

  • exopod — See: exopodite [Martin, 2005]. ( ) [Holthuis, 1993]. Schematic drawing of a thoracic leg. [Holthuis, 1993] Lateral of two rami arising from the protopod and constituting the biramous limb [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Lateral ramus of a biramus… …   Crustacea glossary

  • squama — See: scaphocerite [Martin, 2005]. See: scaphocerite [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Tanaidacea): Antennal scale [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Order Decapoda): Scaphocerite [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Order Mysida): Antennal scale [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • acicle — Antennal scale reduced to a spine [Williams, 1984]. Small scaphocerite or antennal scale [Poore, 2004]. (Order Decapoda): Spine shaped outer branch (exopod) of antenna; represents reduced antennal scale (scaphocerite). May also refer to spine… …   Crustacea glossary

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