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-like ophthalmic scale on eyestalk. (unarmed, spinose) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Leptostraca):
Ocular scale [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • ophthalmic scale — (Order Decapoda): Scale like projection on proximal segment of eye stalk (ocular peduncle). (unarmed, acuminate, serrate, with spines). See: ocular acicle [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

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