phyllobranchiate gill

phyllobranchiate gill

[‚fil·ō′braŋ·kē·ət ′gil]
(invertebrate zoology)
A type of decapod crustacean gill with flattened branches, or lamellae usually arranged in two opposite series.
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Organization of a phyllobranchiate gill from the green shore crab Carcinus maenas (Crustacea, Decapoda).
The phyllobranchiate gills of crabs are composed of many parallel lamellae that extend out from a central core (or raphe) and decrease in size distally along the gill.