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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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.
1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 Maxillipeds Pereopod Thoracic Somite Appendages 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 Pleurobranchs - - - + + + + + Arthrobranchs - - - 1 1 1 1 - Podobranchs - r - - - - - - Epipods + + + - - - - - Exopods + * - - - - - - - Setobranchs - - - - - - - - TABLE 2.