Fused five head segments and additional first one or two fused thoracic segments in some copepods [Brusca and Brusca, 2002].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • metasome — In copepods, part of prosome consisting of free thoracic somites in front of major articulation; in amphipods first three abdominal somites bearing unmodified pleopods [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Part of prosome, consisting of free thoracic… …   Crustacea glossary

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