dactylopodite

dactylopodite

[‚dak·tə′läp·ə‚dīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
The distal segment of ambulatory limbs in decapods and of certain limbs in other arthropods.
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Podites are here given numbers from 1 (the most distal) to 6, which correspond to the scientific terms of dactylopodite, propodite, carpopodite, meropodite, ischiopodite, and basipodite, respectively.
This was based upon the microscopic observation of the integumental morphogenesis of the dactylopodite and the propodite from a freshly cut pereiopod.
The funnel canal organs at the ends of the dactylopodites must be silent for the animal to swim, whereas their rhythmic firing in walking is used for step regulation (Libersat et al., 1987).