skeletal duplicature
Outer chitinous body cover of conchostracans shed during ecdysis, individual duplicatures being very thin whitish translucent layer resembling entire animal when floating in water; may occur also in notostracans and cladocerans [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
(Order Cladocera):
Outer chitinous body cover shed during ecdysis [McLaughlin, 1980].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • skeletal duplicature — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In some Cephalocarida, the outer chitinous body covering that is shed during ecdysis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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