of the carapace

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  • The front corners of the carapace are developed into three strong teeth on each side.
  • The front edge of the carapace has five teeth on either side, with the first two being smaller than the others.
  • The second pair of walking legs are not more than two and a half times the length of the carapace.
  • It has short antennae, being only about a quarter of the length of the carapace.
  • Long neck and (including head) can sometimes exceed the length of the carapace.
  • Under water the elevation of the carapace never takes place. Cited from Facts and Arguments for Darwin, by Fritz Muller
  • A black line runs along the back of the carapace, continuing along most of the abdomen.
  • Based on this interpretation, the development of the carapace was likely driven in a land animal.
  • A further simple eye is located beneath these, on the underside of the carapace.
  • The two-eyed species have their two eyes in the anterior middle of the carapace.
  • It normally has an orange spot in the centre of the carapace, often with two small, white 'eyes' within.
  • A prominent central ridge (known as keels) also runs through the middle of the carapace.
  • However, they are distinguished by a keel that runs the length of the center of the carapace.
  • There usually is a pair of large lighter areas between the last pair of eyes halfway down the back of the carapace.
  • The average accepted form of measurement, that of the carapace, is from in length.
  • It is a rigid forward extension of the carapace, and can be used for attack or defence.
  • It is usually lightly colored, although in the eastern Pacific populations parts of the carapace can be almost black.
  • The other six are secondary eyes, positioned along the sides of the carapace and acting mainly as movement detectors.
  • They are red-orange in colour with sandy dots across the back of the carapace.
  • The front edge of the carapace has three teeth between the eyes, two teeth around the orbits of the eyes and five teeth along either side.
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