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Descriptor in English: Isopoda
Descriptor in Spanish: Isópodos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Isópodes
Descriptor in French: Isopoda
Entry term(s): Isopod
Isopodas
Isopods
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.131.365.400
Scope note: One of the largest orders of mostly marine CRUSTACEA, containing over 10,000 species. Like AMPHIPODA, the other large order in the superorder Peracarida, members are shrimp-like in appearance, have sessile compound eyes, and no carapace. But unlike Amphipoda, they possess abdominal pleopods (modified as gills) and their bodies are dorsoventrally flattened.
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: 2003
DeCS UI: 36555
Descriptor UI: D033321
Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Isopoda - Preferred
Concept UI M0402272
Scope note One of the largest orders of mostly marine CRUSTACEA, containing over 10,000 species. Like AMPHIPODA, the other large order in the superorder Peracarida, members are shrimp-like in appearance, have sessile compound eyes, and no carapace. But unlike Amphipoda, they possess abdominal pleopods (modified as gills) and their bodies are dorsoventrally flattened.
Preferred term Isopoda
Entry term(s) Isopod
Isopodas
Isopods



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