The chelae (singular: chela) are pincers or claws at the end of appendages in arachnids or crustaceans. The most well know examples of chelae are the pincers in lobsters, crabs and scorpions.
Emperor Scorpion - Pandinus imperator. The large chelae on the end of the pedipalps are clearly visible.
Although chelae are often called pincers; sometimes cerci are also referred to as pincers.
Other names for (or types of) Chelae include:
- Palpal chelae
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