- () [Holthuis, 1993].Schematic drawing of a thoracic leg. [Holthuis, 1993]A decapod gill arising from the lateral body wall or surface of the thoracic pleura; "side gills." [Brusca and Brusca, 2002].A gill situated on the body wall dorsal to the articulation of an appendage [Hobbs, Hobbs, and Daniel 1977].Gill attached to body wall inside branchial cavity dorsal to coxae of pereopods, usually 1 pair per somite and pointing down between arthrobranchs [Poore, 2004].Gill attached to the later wall of thorax, just above origin of basal segment of appendage [Butler, T.H.].Gill of decapods attached directly to body wall. (Syn. pleurobranchia) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].(Order Decapoda):Gill attached directly to body wall. (Syn. pleurobranchia) [McLaughlin, 1980].(Order Decapoda):
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.