endopodite

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endopodite

[en′däp·ə‚dīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
The inner branch of a biramous crustacean appendage.
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Endopod bilobed, with 4 (2 subterminal + 2 terminal) setae.
Endopod 5-segmented, with 1, 2, 1, 2 and 5 (1 subterminal + 4 terminal) setae.
Endopod 3-segmented, with 0, 1 and 5 (2 subterminal, denticulate + 3 terminal) setae, respectively.
1G) Endites separated by shallow notch and with multiple setae; bilobed epipod; endopod 4-segmented with 6, 3, 3, 4 setae; exopod with 14 plumose natatory setae; terminal segment with 3 terminal spines and 1 subterminal spine.
1H) Coxa with 7 setae; basis with 3 setae; no epipod; endopod 5 segmented with 5, 5, 2, 4, 4 setae; exopod with 27 plumose natatory setae.
1I) Coxa with 1 seta; basis with 2 setae; endopod 5-segmented with various number of setae; exopod with 34-36 plumose natatory setae.
Number of setae (or "spines") on the endopod of the first leg and number of "setae" on the caudal rami may be useful characters for taxonomy or systematics.
Endopod with single inner plumose seta, distal seta shorter than adjacent setae and with curved serrated tip (for enlarged illustration, see primary male: Fig.
Exopod biarticulated, marginally longer than proximal endopod article, proximal article slightly shorter than distal, with a distal seta; distal article with 1 long and wide and 1 simple distal seta.
1A): Biramous; endopod and exopod each with one lateroventral and two terminal setae.
1E): Biramous; endopod with three terminal and three lateroventral setae; exopod with three terminal and three lateroventral setae.