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exopodite

the outer branch of the crustacean limb.
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platypus (Webb, 2014): paired ovaries dorso-lateral to the digestive system, and connected in the middle, showing an "H" shape, and oviducts, which are connected to gonopores located on the ventral surface of the exopodites of the second pereiopods.
During zoea I, the antennal exopodite is long, with a small spine in the distal region.
These setae are organized in groups of 3, with an apical orifice, and are set between each plumose seta of the exopodite (Fig.
The pleopods are similar to those of the type, their exopodites extending considerably beyond the margins of the pleomeres, the subcircular endopodites not covering the central region of the dorsal surface of the pleon.
Exopodites of left-side pleopods averaged 3% and 2% shorter than exopodites of rightside pleopods for the two respective species (paired t-test; both P<0.001; Table 1).
It was shown that both lobsters and crayfish produce a great variety of flow fields by using the exopodites of the maxillipeds and by fanning the pleopods.
4); the paddle-like exopodites that are used by the larval stages to remain in the water column presumably increase drag during tailflicking.
Each maxilla [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4D OMITTED] of the first zoeal stage consists of a large scaphognathite (exopodite fused with epipodite) on the lateral portion of the appendage, a weakly bilobed endopodite and two bilobed endites on the mesial portion.
The crabs used their chelae to scrape the third maxillipeds and exopodites of the mouthparts; this behavior was only observed during the first hour of low-salinity exposure.
Their thoracic appendages are biramous, and the outer branches or exopodites are equipped with a fan of setae that acts as a paddle; thus, when the exopodites beat rhythmically they provide locomotory power [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1A OMITTED].