caridoid


caridoid
car·i·doid

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  • Caridoid escape reaction — The Caridoid Escape Reaction, also known as lobstering or tail flipping, refers to an innate escape mechanism in marine and freshwater crustaceans such as lobsters , krill, shrimp, and crayfish. It has been most extensively researched in crayfish …   Wikipedia

  • caridoid facies — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) A group of characters that distinguish primitive eumalacostracan crustaceans: enclosure of the thorax by the carapace, movable stalked eyes, biramous antennules, antennae with scaphocerites, thoracopods with natatory… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • caridoid escape reaction — Tail flip behavior resulting from rapid contraction of the ventral abdominal (flexor) muscles, causing the animal to shoot quickly backward from the force of water displaced by the large propulsive surface provided by the tail fan [Brusca and… …   Crustacea glossary

  • caridoid facies — Aspect of primitive Eumalacostraca distinguished by enclosure of thorax by carapace, movably stalked eyes, biramous antennules, scaphocerite bearing antennae, thoracopods with natatory exopods, elongate abdomen ventrally flexed and powerfully… …   Crustacea glossary

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  • Malacostraca — Temporal range: Cambrian–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • Konrad Lorenz — Born November 7, 1903(1903 11 07) Vienna, Austria Hungary …   Wikipedia

  • Lobster — For other uses, see Lobster (disambiguation). Lobster Temporal range: Valanginian–Recent …   Wikipedia


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