(also endopod /ˈendəˌpäd/)
The inner branch of the biramous limb or appendage of a crustacean. Compare with exopodite, protopodite.
- In some crustacean groups appendages have large, flattened exopods, endopods, epipodites and endites.
- Some endites of the endopod expose one spine, some have two and a few others three or even more.
- Many specimens have been dissected, and it has been found that the endopodites of the female fifth legs show a variation from 13 segments, bearing from 04 spines
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