parapodium

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parapodium

(pl . parapodia) any of the paired numerous segmentally arranged projections of the body of polychaete worms, containing musculature and often bearing chaetae. It is locomotory in function.
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pugaporcinus in the form of the prostomium and peristomium, the general shape of region A, the presence of aliform notopodia in segment B1, the development of an accessory feeding organ, and the relative size and shape of segments in region B and C (Irvine et al.
The trochal bands are present into L6 stage larvae, when they are incorporated into the aliform notopodia of segment B1 (Irvine et al.
Notopodia with a small postchaetal lobe from chaetiger seven increasing in length on posterior chaetigers; bearing about 80 crenulated capillaries arranged in two or three rows.
hirschi has spermathecae dorsally on the notopodia of segments 10-12, and ventral oviduct openings on segment 11; in capricornia the spermathecae and oviducts are in the same position, except that spermathecae are on segments 11 and 12 only.
Setiger B1 has dorsally extended aliform notopodia, which secrete and support a mucous net.