One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A movable stalk that bears an eye near its tip, especially in crabs, shrimps, and related crustaceans, and in some molluscs.
- ‘Ablation of one eyestalk is generally practised in all commercial prawn hatcheries to induce gonad matura-tion and spawning.’
- ‘We also report the presence of eyestalk attachments in both Achoania and Psarolepis.’
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