exopodite

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exopodite

the outer branch of the crustacean limb.
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Confocal images of thoracopods stained with phalloidin to mark actin show striated muscle fibers running from the basis to the proximal edge of the distalmost segment of each endopod and exopod (Fig.
1C), 3) female P5 exopod elongate, inner spine (ins) and apical seta (aps) as long as or longer than the segment (Fig.
Specimens do not exhibit the narrow exopod illustrated by Mulaik and Mulaik (1942) for Trichoniscus humus described from Eunice, Louisiana, which was synonymized with M.
Setal armature of appendages is described from proximal to distal segments and in order of endopod to exopod (Clark et al.
6E) with or without trace of flagellum of exopod; caridean lobe broad, with numerous heavily plumose setae on surfaces.
1H) Coxa with 7 setae; basis with 3 setae; no epipod; endopod 5 segmented with 5, 5, 2, 4, 4 setae; exopod with 27 plumose natatory setae.
Four pairs of biramous swimming legs composed of a precoxa, coxa, basis, exopod, and endopod; with plumose setae on all exopods, endopods, coxae, and bases.
Morphometrics.--Eight characters (body length, body width, eye diameter, rostrum width, length of flagellum on antennule, length of flagellum on antenna, length of last peduncular article on antenna, and length of uropodal exopod) were measured on an approximately equal number of males and females in each of the two sampled years; sample sizes ranged from 10 to 34 per beach (Lessios et al.