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arachnid

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Air‐breathing arthropod such as spiders and mites, that has a body made of two segments (except mites) and four pairs of legs.

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frog

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

1 See Anura; Ascaphidae; Atelopodidae; Centrolenidae; Leiopelmatidae; Leptodactylidae; Microhylidae; Phrynomeridae; Pseudidae; Rhacophoridae.

2 (horned...

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juvenile hormone

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

A hormone secreted by insects from a pair of endocrine glands (corpora allata) close to the brain. It inhibits metamorphosis and maintains the presence of larval features.

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mire

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Generally, a wetland area, especially a peaty area, and its associated ecosystem.

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nest

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Environmental Science.

A structure in which animals (particularly birds) lay eggs or give birth to their young.

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quadruped

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

An animal that walks on four legs.

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recognition species concept

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

The concept that a species is characterized by a unique fertilization system (the specific mate recognition system), which restricts gene-flow with other species. This changes the emphasis...

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sublittoral

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Environmental Science.

1 The zone of a lake or pond where the water is 6–10 m deep.

2 The zone of the sea lying between the littoral zone and the edge of the continental shelf...

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troglodyte

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

A cave-dweller.

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