swimmeret


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swimmeret

(swĭm′ə-rĕt′, swĭm′ə-rĕt′)
n.
One of the paired abdominal appendages of many aquatic crustaceans, such as shrimp and lobsters, that are used for swimming and in females for carrying eggs. Also called pleopod.

swimmeret

any of the small paired appendages on the abdomen of crustaceans, used for locomotion or reproduction.
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Influence of walking on swimmeret beating in the lobster Homarus gammarus.
Modulation of the crayfish swimmeret rhythm by octopamine and the neuropeptide proctolin.
1985), and the activity of the inhibitory nerve to the CA valve of the artery supplying hemolymph to the swimmerets is coordinated with the activity of the swimmerets themselves (Fujiwara-Tsukamoto et al, 1992).
The female swimmerets are slightly larger and more feathery with tiny hairs, while the tail itself is often larger and more pliable to accommodate the eggs.
While an animal was walking, the swimmerets beat and the abdomen and chelipeds were held slightly elevated and extended.