skeletal duplicature

skeletal duplicature
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
In some Cephalocarida, the outer chitinous body covering that is shed during ecdysis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • skeletal duplicature — Outer chitinous body cover of conchostracans shed during ecdysis, individual duplicatures being very thin whitish translucent layer resembling entire animal when floating in water; may occur also in notostracans and cladocerans [Moore and… …   Crustacea glossary

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