appendage
() [Holthuis, 1993].
Schematic drawing of a thoracic leg. [Holthuis, 1993]
(Order Isopoda):
An articulated structure used for feeding, locomotion, sensory reception, e.g., mouthparts, antennae, pereopods, pleopods, uropods [Kensley and Schotte, 1989].
(Subclass Copepoda):
Paired extensions of a somite along a proximodistal axis and usually composed of serially repeated elements. Appendages of copepods include the limb of the five cephalic somites, the limb of the seven thoracic somites plus the caudal ramus of the anal segment (see also limb and swimming leg) [Ferrari and Dahms, in press].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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