Endopodite

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En`dop´o`dite


n.1.(Zool.) The internal or principal branch of the locomotive appendages of Crustacea. See Maxilliped.
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of the Ohesaare Formation is interpreted here as a locomotory feeding trace (repichnia), presumably formed by an arthropod which excavated sediments by scarping its endopodites towards its midline.
For each image, an area on one of the endopodites and the last abdominal segment of the lobster was highlighted and analyzed for red and blue, and light intensity.
Exopodite of legs 1 (P1) and endopodites of legs 1-4 (PI-P4) 2-segmented, exopodites of P2-P4 3-segmented.
Five pairs of biramous pleopods, their endopodites as laterally directed ovate lobes, endopodites oblong and posteriorly directed; all pleopods larger on longer side of body.
We agree with Bromley and Asgaard (1972: 10) that the endopodites leave their marks during stationary digging and the exopodites, which have a propellant role, make it when the animal leaves the substrate.
For females, the presence of ovigerous setae attached to the endopodites, the visual appearance of the ovaries through the dorsothoracic musculature, the presence and developmental stage of external ova attached to the setae, and the presence of a spermatophoric mass attached to the fifth abdominal segment were recorded.
Prey manipulation and ingestion were apparently unaffected by movements of the exopodites and endopodites of the maxillipeds, which were used only for locomotion.
In nonparasitized males, the petasma consisted of the typical complex of membranous folds and ridges in the endopodites of the first pairs of pleopods.
The exopodites of the thoracic limbs are lost, and locomotion is provided by the endopodites - which become the pereiopods, or walking legs - and by the biramous pleopods of the abdomen.