Carapace

A carapace is a dorsal (upper) section of the exoskeleton or shell in a number of animal groups, including arthropods such as crustaceans and arachnids, as well as vertebrates such as turtles and tortoises. In turtles and tortoises, the underside is called the plastron. ==Crustaceans== In crustaceans, the carapace is a part of the exoskeleton that...
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Carapace

The dorsal component of the shell in turtles, usually composed of both epidermal and bony plates (Peters 1964).[image]
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Carapace

• (n.) The thick shell or shield which covers the back of the tortoise, or turtle, the crab, and other crustaceous animals.
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carapace

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carapace

(Spanish: carapacho shield) A hard covering over part of the body in arthropods e,g, crabs. Also in reptiles and turtles.
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carapace

shell 2 cuticle noun hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
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Carapace

Car'a·pace (kăr'ȧ*pās) noun [ French] (Zoology) The thick shell or shield which covers the back of the tortoise, or turtle, the crab, and other crustaceous animals.
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carapace

A bony or hard shell that covers part or all of an animal. Turtles, crabs, and boxfish are good examples.
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Carapace

a calcified protective cover on the upper frontal surface of crustaceans. It is particularly well developed in lobsters and crabs.
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Carapace

a calcified protective cover on the upper frontal surface of crustaceans. It is particularly well developed in lobsters and crabs.
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carapace

A carapace is a dorsal (upper) section of the exoskeleton or shell in a number of animal groups, including arthropods such as crustaceans and arachnids as well as vertebrates such as turtles and tortoises
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Carapace

A carapace is a dorsal shield. The name is also given to the upper part of the hard shell of chelonian reptiles such as the tortoise, the lower part being called the plastron.
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Carapace

a dorsal shell. Name given to the upper domed shell on tortoises, turtles, terrapins and crustaceans.
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Carapace

a horny or bony covering encasing the body
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Carapace

a horny or bony covering encasing the body
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Carapace

a rigid shell or exoskeleton that encases the body.
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Carapace

A turtle or tortoise s upper shell.
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Carapace

A turtle or tortoise's upper shell.
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carapace

carapace (kâr'upās) , shield, or shell covering, found over all or part of the anterior dorsal portion of an animal. In lobsters, shrimps, crayfish, and crabs, the carapace is the part of the exoskeleton that covers the head and thorax and protects the dorsal and lateral surfaces. In ...
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Carapace

Dorsal covering of the body in many arthropods
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Carapace

Hard or chitinous covering or shield protecting the body of the animal, such as a crab.
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Carapace

hard shell covering the lobster
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Carapace

hardened plate the covers the prosoma dorsally (the head)
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Carapace

Hardened shell
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Carapace

Hardened shell
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