gill bailer
Leaf-like flap in a channel at the anterior opening of each branchial chamber in decapod crustaceans; by its beating, drives water forward in and out of the branchial chamber. (Syn. scaphognathite) [Bliss, 1982].
See: scaphognathite [Brusca and Brusca, 2002].
(Order Decapoda):
Scaphognathite [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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