tailfan
See: caudal fan [Martin, 2005].
As a unit, telson and two pairs of uropods [Butler, T.H.].
Combination of broad, flat uropods lying alongside the telson [Brusca and Brusca, 2002].
Combined telson and uropods in many malacostracans [Brusca and Brusca, 2002].
See: caudal fan [McLaughlin, 1980].
Telson plus pair of uropods [Poore, 2004].
(Order Decapoda):
Posterior fan-like structure formed by combination of uropods and telson. (asymmetrical, symmetrical). (Syn. caudal fan) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Mysida):
Posterior fan-like structure formed by combination of uropods and telson [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Stomatopoda):
Posterior fan-like structure formed by combination of uropods and telson [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Superorder Syncarida):
In anaspidacean, posterior fan-like structure formed by combination of uropods and telson [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Euphausiacea):
Posterior fan-like structure formed by combination of uropods and telson. (Syn. caudal fan) [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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