pedal gland

pedal gland

[′ped·əl ‚gland]
(invertebrate zoology)
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Anterior furrow of pedal glands deep, superior and inferior edges thick, extending to a little beyond anterior edge of foot (Figs 21,22: pg); pedal gland embedded in pedal musculature (Fig.
The metapodial pedal gland present in all other abyssochrysoids is absent in Ifremeria nautilei, and we hypothesize that it has been co-opted for brooding (12).
They differ from the three species of Dondersia described here by seven well-characterized anatomical differences: (I) a rounded anterior body end; (2) a rounded posterior body end without a fingerlike extension; (3) a body canna; (4) thick mesenchyme-filled hemocoel; (5) copious pedal glands that meet mid-dorsally; (6) mesenchyme-filled posteroventral lobe without a lumen; and (7) copulatory spicules paired, not within posteroventral body lobe (in L.