- A modified seta found on the dactylus of the pereopods. It is similar to an aesthetasc, but has a heavier cuticle that is covered with many tiny lobes (often only visible in a scanning electron micrograph). (Pl. sensilla) [Wilson, 1989].
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.
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