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    • The slim, flat, transparent larval phase of particular…
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phyllosoma definition

  • noun:
    • The slim, flat, transparent larval phase of particular lobsters.
    • The larva of spiny lobsters (Palinurus and allied genera). Its body is remarkably thin, flat, and transparent; the feet are particularly long. Called also glass-crab, and glass-shrimp.
    • A spurious genus of crustaceans, considering specific larval types called by Leach Phyllosoma clavicornis. See glass-crab.
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