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(English) Paired limbs on the body segments beneath the tail of lobsters, prawns and similar crustaceans. They are egg holding in lobsters, and serve breathing and movement functions in other crustaceans. (See also: crustaceans)
(Portuguese) Artículos pares situados nos segmentos por baixo da cauda das lagostas, gambas e crustáceos similares. Servem para abrigar os ovos nas lagostas e para a respiração e locomoção noutros crustáceos. (See also: crustaceans)

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