podobranch


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podobranch

[′päd·ə‚braŋk]
(invertebrate zoology)
A gill of a crustacean attached to the basal segment of a thoracic limb.
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glacialis due to the presence of the groove that connects suprabranchial groove to a groove that extends dorsoposteriorly from near mid length of hepatic groove, and the absence of podobranch in the second maxilliped.
Second maxilliped consisting of six segments as in other alvinocaridids; merus and ischium-basis fused segments moderately slender, noticeably curved, with numerous heavily plumose setae on lateral surfaces; epipod with rudimentary podobranch.
Second maxilliped consisting of six segments as in other alvinocaridids; merus and ischium-basis fused segments moderately stout, nearly straight, with numerous heavily plumose setae on lateral margins; epipod large, subsemicircular, with rudimentary podobranch.