pseudotrachea
Aerial gas exchange organs found in terrestrial isopods [Brusca and Brusca, 2002].
Air sacs used for gas exchange in most terrestrial oniscidean isopods [Brusca and Brusca, 2002].
Respiratory structure developed in pleopods of some Isopoda for air-breathing; they consist of small ramified tubules inside limb opening outward in slit-like apertures and filled with air [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Respiratory structure developed in pleopods of some terrestrial isopods for air-breathing [McLaughlin, 1980].
(Order Isopoda):
In certain terrestrial isopods, modification of outer branch (exopod) of pleopod for respiratory purposes [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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