n. [L. ab, from; reptere, to crawl]
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
The postabdomen of water fleas terminating in two claws.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • abreptor — Postabdomen of cladocerans, bent forward from junction with body and terminating in 2 claws with spines and teeth on their concave sides [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Cladocera): Postabdomen, bent forward from junction with body,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • postabdomen — See: telson [Martin, 2005]. (Order Cladocera): Recurved (turned ventrally and forward) posteriormost region of trunk. Bears pair of abdominal setae proximally and caudal rami distally (telson indistinguishable), as well as series of spines (anal… …   Crustacea glossary

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