- An appendage in which the dactylus is shorter and less robust than the propodus or vice versa [Ingle, 1980].Claw-like, formed of transverse end of propodus and opposing dactylus (cf. chelate) [Poore, 2004].Having the ability to grasp by folding together two adjacent podomeres of a limb [Hobbs and Jass, 1988].Provided with subchela [McLaughlin, 1980].Provided with subchelae [Moore and McCormick, 1969].The state of a limb in which the dactylus can be closed so as to bite against the propodus. Unlike the case in a true chela, a fixed finger is not developed and the dactylus bites either against an enlarged edge of the propodus or against projecting spines (Fig. 23B, C) [Warner, 1977].(Order Isopoda):Having a subchela, foming a pincerlike structure, especially by the dactylus folding back on the propodus [Kensley and Schotte, 1989].(Order Isopoda):Having a subchela; forming a pincerlike structure by the dactylus folding back on the propodus [Wetzer et al. 1997].
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.
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subchelate — adj. [L. sub, under; Gr. chele, claw] 1. (ARTHROPODA) Having an appendage in which the terminal podomere that can fold back like a pincer against the subterminal podomere. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) Provided with subchela … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
subchelate — adjective Describing a short or stubby chelate appendage … Wiktionary
subchelate — sub·chelate … English syllables
subchelate — “+ adjective Etymology: sub + chelate 1. : imperfectly chelate 2. [New Latin subchela + English ate] : ending in a subchela … Useful english dictionary
gnathopods — Chelate or subtotal, prehensile maxilliped (e.g., Amphipoda); also used for first two prehensile pereiopods of amphipods whether chelate or subchelate [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Prehensile maxilliped; also 1st 2 prehensile pereopods of… … Crustacea glossary
thoracopod — (Syn. thoracopodite) [Martin, 2005]. An appendage of the thorax [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Appendage of any thoracic somite; see thoracic appendage, phyllopod, maxilliped, pereopod. (Syn. cormopod) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Limb attached to any… … Crustacea glossary
maxilliped — Anterior thoracic limb (one, two, or three) modified to act as mouth part, its body segment usually fused to cephalon [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. One of a pair of three sets of appendages lying immediately posterior to the maxilla [Hobbs, Hobbs … Crustacea glossary
maxillule — Cephalic appendages next behind mandible, serving as mouth part. (Syn. first maxilla, maxillula. In cirripeds, also termed inner maxilla) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. First maxilla; mouthparts immediately posterior to mandibles [Brusca and Brusca … Crustacea glossary
pereopod — See: pereiopod [Martin, 2005]. An appendage of the pereon [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Non maxilliped thoracic limbs; five pairs in Decapoda (thoracopods 4 8) and three pairs in Stomatopoda (thoracopods 6 8); includes one pair of chelipeds and four … Crustacea glossary
Coxoplectoptera — Temporal range: 150–120 Ma … Wikipedia