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 most characteristic antennal seta is the plumose type, which is located on the margin of the exopodite.
During zoea I, the antennal exopodite is long, with a small spine in the distal region.
Exopodite of antenna (A2) 2-segmented with 4 setae, mandibular palp 1-segmented with 4 setae.
brucei: exopodite of A2 2-segmented with 4 setae, mandibular palp 1-segmented with 4 setae, the first segment of endopodite P2 with setae on inner side, abdominal somites with continuous row of spines edged on dorsal and discontinuous (of female) in the medial row of some longer spines on ventral side.
Caudal margin of cephalic section of exopodite with numerous fixed spines (21) and one large movable spine in caudolateral corner.
These data are used to validate several morphological metrics (relative exopodite length, ovigerous condition) of functional sexual maturity.
The straightline distance between base and tip of exopodite on the first pleopod (exopodite length=EL) was measured with dial calipers to 0.
bourdonis in that the frontal lamina of its head is not demarcated, its body is more rounded, it has dorsally visible coxal plates on more pereomeres, its pleopodal endopodites are larger than its exopodites, and its uropods touch each other medially.
Another distinguishing characteristic is the lack of asymmetry in the setation of the exopodites of the 1st maxillipeds of these larvae with respect of other brachyuran crabs.