Bio ch 33 terms 3

Bio ch 33 terms 3 - crayfishes, crabs, shrimps, and...

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into an adult that looks very different, and often functions very differently in its environment, than the larva. Copepod (co´-puh-pod) Any of a group of small crustaceans that are important members of marine and freshwater plankton communities. coral reef Typically a warm-water, tropical ecosystem dominated by the hard skeletal structures secreted primarily by the resident cnidarians. Some reefs also exist in cold, deep waters. Crustacean (kruh-sta'-shun) A member of a subphylum of mostly aquatic arthropods that includes lobsters,
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Unformatted text preview: crayfishes, crabs, shrimps, and barnacles. Cuticle (kyu-tuh-kul) (1) A waxy covering on the surface of stems and leaves that acts as an adaptation that prevents desiccation in terrestrial plants. (2) The exoskeleton of an arthropod, consisting of layers of protein and chitin that are variously modified for different functions. (3) A tough coat that covers the body of a nematode. Decapod A member of the group of crustaceans that...
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