- A lateral flap on the 2nd maxilla which, by beating within a narrow pump chamber, draws a respiratory stream of water through the branchial chamber (Figs. 3, 10) [Warner, 1977].A thin lateral lobe on the outer maxilla that assists the pumping of water through the branchial chamber [Ingle, 1983].Elongate exopods of the maxillae that vibrate to create ventilating currents through the branchial chambers [Brusca and Brusca, 2002].Exopod comprising boat-shaped extension of maxilla opposite endopod [Moore and McCormick, 1969].Exopod of maxilla, often used to produce respiratory current in gill chamber [McLaughlin, 1980].(Order Decapoda):
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.