exopodite

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exopodite

(ɛkˈsɒpəˌdaɪt)
n
(Zoology) zoology the outermost of the two projections on the hind legs of certain crustaceans
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The first grapsid zoeae can be distinguished from other grapsid larvae by the reduction of the antennal exopod to a small seta (Fransozo et al.
Setal armature of appendages is described from proximal to distal segments and in order of endopod to exopod (Clark et al.
We used a light microscope and 400 x magnification to inspect the second antenna and the associated exopod and endopod.
Uropod with broad mmi; exopod with two small spines at posterolateral angle and with distinct transverse suture; posterolateral projection of protopod terminally blunt.
1G) Endites separated by shallow notch and with multiple setae; bilobed epipod; endopod 4-segmented with 6, 3, 3, 4 setae; exopod with 14 plumose natatory setae; terminal segment with 3 terminal spines and 1 subterminal spine.
Adjacent to pocket is a small, fleshy lobe tipped with papillae; lobe appears to be at base of exopod rather than on basis (Fig.
Uropod exopod biarticulated, longer than proximal endopod article; endopod terminal article longer than other articles.
1A): Biramous; endopod with three terminal and two lateroventral setae; exopod with three terminal and three lateroventral setae.
ensis within peneids seems to agree with some atypical morphologic characters like the petasma with distolateral projections, the lack of pleurobranchia and exopod on fifth pereiopod, the fifth male pereiopod modified and the presence of basial spine on third maxilliped and pereiopods 2-3.
Newly released larvae appeared to have undeveloped maxillipeds--the exopods were lacking setae--but showed the characteristic ornamentation of the zoea I (see below).
The family Sicyoniidae is morphologically peculiar in having the following features: (1) prosartema absent, (2) exopods absent from second and third maxillipeds, (3) pleopods with one ramus only, and (4) pleurobranchiae absent from fourth to sixth thoracic somites.