coxopodite

coxopodite

[käk′säp·ə‚dīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
The basal joint of a crustacean limb.
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In pereopods, precursors of gills and coxal plates develop as dorsal projections from the coxae, while the segmented coxopodite and telopodite give rise to the main limb branch (Browne et al.
In the Crustacea, the telopodite of the mandible is strongly reduced in size or completely missing, and only the coxopodite can function in mastication (Manton, 1964, 1977).
Se veral days after a female had molted to maturity and mating behavior had ceased, the female was identified with a numbered plastic tag tied around the coxopodite of a pereopod.