||The section commonly referred to as
||Tactile organs, having a sense of touch.
||Chemosensors, having a sense of smell – with a function
similar to a human nose.
||The outer shell of the cephalothrax
||Contains the head and thorax sections together they are
commonly called the “body”
|Chelipod (crusher claw)
||The larger of the claws, with a rounded surface suitable for
crushing prey such as shellfish.
|Chelipod (ripper or pincher
||The smaller of the claws, which is more pointed and sharp, is
used for tearing food apart.
||Compound eyes provide sense of sight
||Jawlike structure for crushing and ingesting food
||The mouthparts of the lobster, flat platelike parts used to
pass food to the mandible
|Pereiopods (walking legs)
||The two sets of walking legs immediately behind the claws are
also used for catching and eating food and have many “taste”
sensors; the last two sets of legs are used primarily
||Commonly known as “swimmerets” with tiny hairs. In
females the hairs are somewhat longer and are the attachment point for eggs.
||The central tail fin
||The outer pairs of tail fins