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Dissection of Arthropod ~ Shrimp

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Phylium: Articulate animals (Arthropoda)
Class: Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimp, and relatives (Malacostraca)
Order: crabs, shrimp, and relatives (Decapoda)
Species: Northern Shrimp (Pandalus borealis)

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Fused head and thorax (Cephalothorax)

III
Carapace

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Antennas (one long pair and one short pair)

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Abdomen

VI
"Spear" (Rostrum)

VII
Mandible

VIII
Tail fan

IX
4 uropods

X
5 pairs of walking legs (Pereiopods)

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5 pairs of swimming legs (Pleopods)

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Gills

XIII
Large surface, leads to better extraction of oxygen

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Dorsal view

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Guts

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Back blood vessel

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Ventral view

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Eye
Compound eye, multiple lenses
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2008 12:12