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clasper

(klăs′pər)
n.
1. Any of the appendages of the male of certain insects and crustaceans that are used during copulation to hold the female.
2. A posterior extension on each of the pelvic fins of male cartilaginous fishes that aids in the transmission of sperm during copulation.
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The fused clasper groove (FCG) or clasper tube (CT) has been described previously for only two species of sharks, both benthic: Ginglymostoma cirratum by Clark & von Schmidt (1965) and Halaelurus clevai by Seret (1987).
Claspers rotate freely at all sizes in the porbeagle; therefore clasper rotation is not a good measure of maturity.
The three male sharks collected were 185, 275, and 472 cm long and had a clasper index (clasper length/total length x 100) of 3.
Stephen Clasper, commenting on the transaction, said, "Our two businesses fit together extremely well.
Mr Clasper said: "Sophie and I were on the starboard side of the bridge routinely scanning and about 600m away a fin whale rose to the surface appearing to try to log before it dived.
Heart transplant girl Evie Clasper, four, with mum Dawn, above, and |the pair with Evie's sister Daisy, six, and organiser Yvonne Hall, left, at the party in Ingleby Barwick raising cash for the Children's Heart Unit Fund at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital, where Evie was treated 191214REVIE_01 MICHELLE MADDISON |the pair with Evie's sister Daisy, six, and organiser Yvonne Hall, left, at the party in Ingleby Barwick raising cash for the Children's Heart Unit Fund at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital, where Evie was treated
READY TO RIDE: PC Stuart Clasper, PCSO Will Parker and PC Marc Kelly set for the cycle to Edinburgh.
Now, we've actually found it, a specimen with an undoubted clasper with a knobbly end," he said.
The message from BAA chief executive Mike Clasper came as the world's largest airports operator posted a small rise in annual profits.
3bn investment in Hungary's Budapest Airport in 2005, CEO Mike Clasper said.
Performing the topping out were BAA Chairman Mike Clasper (left) and UK Transport Secretary Alistair Darling.