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n.1.(Zool.) The internal or principal branch of the locomotive appendages of Crustacea. See Maxilliped.
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Humpback shrimp sex was determined by examining the endopods of the first and second pleopods (see Butler 1980).
Endopods of first pair of legs three-segmented, bearing three "setae" or "spines" at distal end.
Number of setae (or "spines") on the endopod of the first leg and number of "setae" on the caudal rami may be useful characters for taxonomy or systematics.