- 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].
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.