exopodite

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exopodite

[ek′säp·ə‚dīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
The outer branch of a biramous crustacean appendage.
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Uropod with broad rami; exopod with two small spines at posterolateral angle and with distinct transverse suture; posterolateral projection of protopod terminally blunt.
Uropod with broad mmi; exopod with two small spines at posterolateral angle and with distinct transverse suture; posterolateral projection of protopod terminally blunt.
ensis within peneids seems to agree with some atypical morphologic characters like the petasma with distolateral projections, the lack of pleurobranchia and exopod on fifth pereiopod, the fifth male pereiopod modified and the presence of basial spine on third maxilliped and pereiopods 2-3.
The family Sicyoniidae is morphologically peculiar in having the following features: (1) prosartema absent, (2) exopods absent from second and third maxillipeds, (3) pleopods with one ramus only, and (4) pleurobranchiae absent from fourth to sixth thoracic somites.