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Definition of the noun Acrothoracica

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Acrothoracica is an order of Maxillopoda.

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Google previewAtlas of Crustacean Larvae (2014)

by Joel W. Martin

HØEG GENERAL: The Acrothoracica is a group of small burrowing epibiotic barnacles, found largely in carbonate sediments and the skeletons of marine mollusks. Acrothoracicans are dioecious, with suspension feeding females bearing dwarf males attached externally to the mantle sac. Females lack calcareous plates and live inside burrows (Tomlinson 1969; Kolbasov 2009). Currently, the acrothoracicans encompass ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

Apart from the typical 'barnacle ' type, there are forms (order Acrothoracica) modified for boring into shells and corals, and naked forms (orders Ascothoracica and Rhizocephala) which parasitize other marine organisms. cirrus 1. (pl. cirri) In certain ciliate *Protozoa, an *organelle, formed by the fusion of a group of *cilia, which usually functions in locomotion ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Order Acrothoracica. Boring in shells of Molluscs, fewer than six pairs of trunk appendages. Alcippe. Order Ascothoracica. Parasitic, six pairs of trunk appendages; mouth appendages modified for piercing and sucking. Petrarca. Order Apoda. Parasitic, without mantle or trunk appendages. Proteolepas. Order Rhizocephala. Parasitic, body undergoes extreme degeneration. Sacculina. Subclass VI. Malacostraca. Carapace normally present; many appendages on thorax and abdomen.

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

Acrothoracica Invertebrate Zoology, an order of naked burrowing barnacles in the subclass Cirripedia, that bore into and inhabit corals and the shells of mollusks and other barnacles. acrotism [a krat'iz am] Cardiology, an older term for the condition of being without a pulse, or having a very weak pulse. Thus, acrotic. Acrotretacea Paleontology, an extinct superfamily of small bra- chiopods in ...

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