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pleopod

[′plē·ə‚päd]
(invertebrate zoology)
An abdominal appendage in certain crustaceans that is modified for swimming.
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Sex of shrimps was determined by examination of the endopodite morphology of the second pair of pleopods (Ismael & New, 2000).
Isotrypsin 21 and zinc proteinase transcript were found in most tissues except the pleopods.
medcofi by radically dissimilar pleopods and peraeopod seven (Schultz, 1976).
The shrimp primarily uses these 10 appendages (hence, decapod)--known as pleopods or swimmerets--for forward locomotion.
The pleopods of 36 randomly collected samples from each of the three river sources were clipped by using scissors and then preserved in 95% ethanol and stored at -20oC.
Upon extrusion, eggs were removed from the pleopods by grasping the top of the pleopod with forceps and scraping the eggs from the pleopod.
Pandalid shrimp have external fertilization, and females carry fertilized eggs on their pleopods until they hatch (Balsiger, 1981; PFMCI).
Glair, a white tissue on the ventral abdomen of female crayfish used to adhere eggs to pleopods, has been applied as an indicator of female maturity by other researchers (Reyonds, 2002).