amphipneustic

amphipneustic

[¦am·fə¦nüs·tik]
(vertebrate zoology)
Having both gills and lungs through all life stages, as in some amphibians.
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Respiratory system amphipneustic. Anterior spiracles located posterolaterally on prothorax (Fig.
Lixadmontia franki first and second instars are metapneustic and the third instar is amphipneustic. The first instars are able to function on one set of spiracles because they are much smaller than third instars.