maxilliped


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maxilliped

(măk-sĭl′ə-pĕd′)
n.
One of a set of three paired appendages on the thorax of a decapod crustacean, located just posterior to the maxillae and used in feeding.
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by the presence of a smooth inner distal corner on the basis of the female antenna, a broader and less recurved hook on the postantennal process of both sexes, both an outer basal knob and a ridge on both tines on the dentiform process of the female maxillule, more tapered tines on the female sternal furca, one accessory claw on the endopod of the male antenna, and a large, cone-shaped myxal process on the protopod of the male maxilliped.
Maxilliped sexually dimorphic, reduced to tiny lobe in Ive, but retained as 2-segmented functional appendage in Ubius.
caldera Bamber & Costa, 2009, by having only three maxilliped basis setae and a biarticulated uropodal exopod that is longer than the first endopod article.
1988) reported that the first pereopod has a function of scraping and grazing of filamentous bacteria covering the scaphognathite of the maxilla and the caridean lobe of the first maxilliped in adults of Rimicaris exoculata.
mexicana, have symmetrical walking legs, and the propodus of the third maxilliped is always larger than the carpus (Figs.
1A, E) with straight, wide, deep cervical groove, ending some distance from lateral margin; anterolateral margin with shallow depression just posterior to antero-external orbital angle; lateral margin with series of papilliform teeth; postfrontal lobes small, oval, delimited anteriorly by 2 depressions; median groove shallow; front lacking distinct upper border, frontal area sloping downwards, bilobed in dorsal view, lower margin strongly sinuous in frontal view with row of tubercles; upper and lower orbital margins each fringed with tubercles; dorsal surface of carapace cover by small papillae, regions well demarcated; third maxilliped (Fig.
Maxilliped of subrectangular anterior articles and much smaller subtriangular posterior article; anteromedial corner produced into blunt minutely setose point but not distinct palp; plectron acutely pointed, markedly extended anteriorly and tightly pressed against margin of anterior article.
Identification of species was based on the morphological characters of rostrum, carapace, branchiae, antennule, antenna, third maxilliped, pereiopods, pleopods, abdomen, telson, petasma, thelycum, and the colored pattern of the whole body based on keys and diagnoses available from the current literature.