The sixth and last pair of abdominal appendages of lobsters and related crustaceans, forming part of the tail fan.
- By examining collected animals after the mission was over Dr. Caldwell discovered other species of deep water stomatopods that have different patterns of polarization on their uropods and tail.
- In contrast, arthropods such as the lobster possess distinct maxillipeds, pereopods, pleopods, and uropods.
- Only a few parts of the carapace produce the polarization, mainly the antennal scales, maxillipeds, and uropod scales.
Late 19th century: from uro-2 'tail' + Greek pous, pod- 'foot'.
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