exopodite

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exopodite

[ek′säp·ə‚dīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
The outer branch of a biramous crustacean appendage.
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Exopod three-segmented; all segments with outer spinules close to outer spine and distally; EXP1 and EXP2 without inner seta; EXP3 with one outer spine, two apical and one inner bare elements; all elements seemingly bare.
A) Left leg 3, ventral; B) Left leg 3 exopod, ventral; C) Left leg 4 with detail of serrations along outer margin of first exopodal segment and fine teeth along outer margin of spine on second exopodal segment, anterior; D) Left leg 5 (P5), spermatophore (S) and egg sac (ES), ventral.
Exopod unsegmented, with 2 long and 1 shorter unequal terminal aesthetascs, and 1 simple seta.
Uropod with broad rami; exopod with two small spines at posterolateral angle and with distinct transverse suture; posterolateral projection of protopod terminally blunt.
1I) Coxa with 1 seta; basis with 2 setae; endopod 5-segmented with various number of setae; exopod with 34-36 plumose natatory setae.
Exopod of uropod as long as telson, with two spines on posterior half of outer margin; telson with 45 pairs of dorsolateral spines and one pair of distal spines (Fig.
paranaensis inarmatus: complete molting, well-defined depression between head and valves (Figure 1), presence of horn-like protuberance on valves (Figure 2), antennules with well developed system of hillocks (Figure 3), antennas with spine second segment exopod bisegmented (Figure 4), and absence of spinules on the inner margin valves.