pleurobranchia


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pleurobranchia

[‚plu̇r·ə′braŋ·kē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A gill that arises from the lateral wall of the thorax in certain arthropods.
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On the other hand, sicyoniids possess morphologic characters that otherwise are unique to Penaeoidea: a single pleurobranchia on the fifth pereiopod, uniramous third to fifth pleopods, lack of exopods in all pereiopods, closed petasma with distal, sclerotized projections, without true spermatopores, and thelycum with lanceolate median plate.