gymnoplean
(Subclass Copepoda):
Used ot the body plan in which the prosome-urosome boundary lies posterior to the fifth pedigerous somite [Boxshall and Halsey, 2004].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • podopleans — (Subclass Copepoda): Copepods on which the major body articulation of the adult is between the fifth and the sixth thoraic somites; often there is a significant difference in size between these two somites (see also thaumatopsylloid and… …   Crustacea glossary

  • prosome — Anterior region of body, commonly limited behind by major articulation. In cirripeds large sac like body in position of head in front of (and rostral from) thoracic limbs, supporting trophi and commonly first cirri [Moore and McCormick, 1969].… …   Crustacea glossary

  • thaumatopsylloid — (Subclass Copepoda): Copepods for which there is a significant difference in size between the fourth and the fifth thoracic somites of the adult (see also podoplean and gymnoplean) [Ferrari and Dahms, in press] …   Crustacea glossary

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