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  • noun Plural form of pleopod.

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Examples

  • The arrows point at the pair of modified pleopods.

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  • The arrows point at the pair of modified pleopods.

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  • The first two pleopods of males are modified to transfer sperm to the female, while females have a calcified area between the fourth pair of periopods used to receive the male's spermatophore during copulation.

    Crustacea

  • So, the absence of modified pleopods means the specimen is a female.

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  • Those are the modified endopodites of pleopods inner branches of biramous abdominal limbs that have evolved to perform the function of sperm transfer.

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  • The abdomen has 6 segments, of which the first five bear a pair of pleopods.

    Crustacea

  • Their abdomen bears pleopods (swimming legs) on the first five segments.

    Crustacea

  • He then releases sperm which she sweeps into her marsupium by vibrating her pleopods.

    Crustacea

  • Sperm are released while the male pleopods vibrate rapidly.

    Crustacea

  • It is best to try to sex the largest specimens; I don't know how early during their development the pleopods of males become easily distinguishable from those of females.

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