coxopodite

coxopodite

[käk′säp·ə‚dīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
The basal joint of a crustacean limb.
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The pereopods of the Amphipoda are uniramous and can be divided into two main parts: basal (coxopodite) and distal (telopodite).
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.
The species of shrimp was verified according to the Mendez' key (1981) and the male sex was verified by the presence of gonopores in the coxopodites of the fifth pair of pereiopods.