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endopodite

[en′däp·ə‚dīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
The inner branch of a biramous crustacean appendage.
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Endopod two-segmented; reaching distal margin of EXP2; ENP1 with some subdistal spinules, with one inner seta oriented downwards and with comb-like tip; ENP2 with some subdistal spinules, with one apical outer bare spine and one apical inner bare short seta.
by having a smooth inner distal corner on the basis of the female antenna, pointed tines and no ridge on the inner tine of the dentiform process of the female maxillule, no denticles on the outer distal corner of the protopod of the female maxilliped, pointed tines on the female sternal furca, a subtriangular inner lobe on the female leg 5, no accessory claws on the endopod of the male antenna, and a large, cone-shaped myxal process on the protopod of the male maxilliped.
Endopod 2-segmented; first segment longer than exopod, about 4 times as long as wide, with a long inner seta subdistally; second segment about 1.
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.
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 eight bisegmented, scraping spines, 1-5 increasing in length with a characteristic pecten-like structure; the sixth shorter but stronger and the outermost two thinner and unilaterally setulated.
Endopod two-segmented; first segment with one inner seta; second segment elongated, as long as basis and first endopodal segment combined, outer margin with longitudinal row of spinules and with subdistal hyaline frill, with three inner lateral spines, and six apical elements as shown.
With the absence of the labrum and concomitant modification of thoracopods into exopods and endopods, these two genera are also excluded from any of the existing poecilostome families.
Endopod with single inner plumose seta, distal seta shorter than adjacent setae and with curved serrated tip (for enlarged illustration, see primary male: Fig.
Second antenna with long spines, endopod spine on first segment reaching just beyond half of second segment, first exopod seta reaching half of third exopod segment (Figure 6f).