from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Spatulate in form; spoon-shaped.
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The spatuliform caudal lamina bears from five to six pairs of setae on its hinder margin.
Porcellanae, etc., they are produced in the interior of the spatuliform caudal plate.
The forked tail reminds us rather of the forms occurring in the lower Crustacea, especially the Copepoda, than of the spatuliform caudal plate which characterises the Zoeae of Alpheus, Palaemon,