biramous


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Five pairs of biramous pleopods, their endopodites as laterally directed ovate lobes, endopodites oblong and posteriorly directed; all pleopods larger on longer side of body.
Sex was determined by the presence of biramous pleopods in females and uniramous pleopods in males (Morgan 1980).
Four pairs of biramous swimming legs composed of a precoxa, coxa, basis, exopod, and endopod; with plumose setae on all exopods, endopods, coxae, and bases.
Segments 4 and 5 of the male abdomen are partly fused, whereas the mature female abdomen is broad with free segments and biramous pleopods on segments 2-5.