cirripede


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cirripede

(sîr′ə-pēd′) also

cirriped

(-pĕd′)
n.
Any of various crustaceans of the subclass Cirripedia, which includes the barnacles and related organisms that attach themselves to objects or become parasitic in the adult stage.

cir′ri·pede′ adj.

cirripede

or

cirriped

any marine arthropod of the class Cirripedia, such as the barnacles and the parasite Sacculina.

cirripede

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1-3) in the attachment organs of nine species of cirripede cyprids representing a wide range of substrata and habitats: 1) shape of the attachment disc (ratio of short to long axis), 2) angle to the substratum, and 3) density of cuticular villi on the disc surface Factor Kruskal-Wallis test/ANOVA Ratio of short to long axis H = 45.
The cypris larvae of the cirripedes are planktonic, and when they fall on rocks they attach themselves by means of a cement-like substance secreted by glands in the first antennae.
His work on the "dwarf males" of cirripedes provides an unequivocal case of terminal stages being deleted in ontogeny.
The nine years of work on cirripedes is the most extravagant example of this characteristic of Darwin's work.
Like planktonic crustaceans, the sessile barnacles, the Cirripedes, as a group are not uniquely associated with coral reefs.
This species, shown here on a patch of the seaweed Jania rubens, eats polychaetes, mollusks, and cirripedes.