natatory lobe
(Subclass Branchiura):
On last pair of thoracic appendages (fourth thoracopods), lobe-like projection of protopod. Serves in swimming [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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  • protopod — Peduncle of an appendage; in unmodified form, consisting of one coxal and one basal article. (Syn. protopodite) [Williams, 1984]. Proximal portion of limb, consisting of precoxa, coxa, and basis, fused together in some forms; its distal edge… …   Crustacea glossary

  • thoracopod — (Syn. thoracopodite) [Martin, 2005]. An appendage of the thorax [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Appendage of any thoracic somite; see thoracic appendage, phyllopod, maxilliped, pereopod. (Syn. cormopod) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Limb attached to any… …   Crustacea glossary

  • exopod — See: exopodite [Martin, 2005]. ( ) [Holthuis, 1993]. Schematic drawing of a thoracic leg. [Holthuis, 1993] Lateral of two rami arising from the protopod and constituting the biramous limb [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Lateral ramus of a biramus… …   Crustacea glossary

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