endopodite

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endopodite

the inner branch of the crustacean limb.
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Poly (2003) discussed that the number of setae (spine) on the endopod of the first leg and number of setae on the caudal rami may be useful characters for taxonomy or systematics: three setae on the endopod of the first leg possess species: A.
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.
2G) biramous; 2-segmented large protopod with strongly arched intercoxal sclerite, bearing bifid, unsegmented exopod and endopod.
All shrimps classified as females were characterized by the absence of appendices masculinae in the endopods of the second pereopods (Fig.
Appendices masculinae usually reached the distal end of the endopod in the second pair of pleopods (Fig.
Mx2 is composed of four parts: the large scaphognathite, a reduced endopod, a very reduced coxa, and a basis (Fig.
Form D animals are substantially different and more advanced than those of form C since they possess fully functional (articulating) thoracic endopods (as in the post-larva) and are able to feed, orient themselves ventral side down, and walk.
The ability to differentiate at the next molt is attained in the tail region first, with uropodal endopods and pleopods gaining the ability to differentiate to postlarval form (and size) as early as 2 and 20 h posthatching, respectively.
Mxp2 and Mxp3 are held laterally, with their endopods bent into a U-shape and the flagella on their exopods (Mxp2 exo and Mxp3 exo) beating almost continuously in a dorso-ventral plane.
In some cases, the dactyli of the Mxp3 endopods can also pick up food objects directly from the sediment.
In females the endopods were longer and wider than the exopods, and the EWIs of immature (1.