nauplius eye
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
In nauplii and many adults, an unpaired median eye consisting of 1 to few light-sensitive cells; median eye; naupliar eye.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • nauplius eye — (Order Stomatopoda): Minute, unpaired light sensitive organ on ocular plate between eyestalks (ocular peduncles) [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Subclass Branchiura): On dorsal midline of carapace, one to three simple photosensitive structures. (See also… …   Crustacea glossary

  • eye — (Order Cumacea): Photosensitive organ on dorsal surface of carapace; typically unpaired and positioned on ocular lobe (paired, unpaired) [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Order Tanaidacea): One of two photosensitive organs on carapace; positioned… …   Crustacea glossary

  • nauplius — Characteristic crustacean larval stage bearing median simple (naupliar) eye and 3 pairs of setose, functional appendages destined to become the antennules, antennae and mandibles [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Early larval stage having only… …   Crustacea glossary

  • Nauplius — Nau pli*us, n.; pl. {Nauplii}. [L., a kind of shellfish, fr. Gr. nay^s ship + ? to sail.] (Zo[ o]l.) A crustacean larva having three pairs of locomotive organs (corresponding to the antennules, antenn[ae], and mandibles), a median eye, and little …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nauplius — [nô′plē əs] n. pl. nauplii [nô′plēī΄] [L, kind of shellfish < Gr nauplios, kind of shellfish said to sail in its shell as in a ship < naus, ship (see NAVY) + pleiein, to sail] the first larval stage in the development of certain crustaceans …   English World dictionary

  • Nauplius (larva) — A nauplius (plural nauplii ) is the first larva of animals classified as crustaceans (subphylum of Arthropoda). It consists of a head and a telson. The thorax and abdomen, characteristic of adult crustaceans, have not developed yet. A prominent… …   Wikipedia

  • nauplius — noun (plural nauplii) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, a shellfish, from Greek nauplios Date: 1836 a crustacean larva in usually the first stage after leaving the egg and with three pairs of appendages, a median eye, and little or no… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nauplius larva — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The earliest larval stage(s), usually with one central eye, and characterized by having only three pairs of appendages: antennules, antennae, and mandibles, all primarily of locomotive function …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • nauplius — nauplial, naupliform, nauplioid, adj. /naw plee euhs/, n., pl. nauplii / plee uy /. (in many crustaceans) a larval form with three pairs of appendages and a single median eye, occurring usually as the first stage of development after leaving the… …   Universalium

  • nauplius — noun A crustacean larva having three pairs of locomotive organs (corresponding to the antennules, antennae, and mandibles), a median eye, and little or no segmentation of the body …   Wiktionary

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