mastigobranch
Slender respiratory at base of epipod. (Syn. mastigobranchia) [McLaughlin, 1980].
Slender respiratory process at base of epipod(ite). (Syn. mastigobranchia (pl., mastigobranchiae)) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
(Order Decapoda):
In basal segment (coxa) of thoracic appendage (thoracopod), that part of epipodite which is not modified as gill (podobranch). Projects between gills and serves as both supporting and respiratory structure [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • epipodite — A lateral plate like extension from the coxa often bearing gill filaments [Hobbs, Hobbs, and Daniel 1977]. Branchial exite borne by the basal region of an appendage (especially the maxilliped) [Holdich and Jones, 1983]. Laterally directed exite… …   Crustacea glossary

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