phyllobranchiate gill

phyllobranchiate gill
A gill in which the branches are platelike, usually occurring in paired series along the gill axis [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997].
Gill with plate-like or leaf-like branches arranged in paired series along main axis [Poore, 2004].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • phyllobranchia — adj. [Gr. phyllon, leaf; branchia, gills] (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) A gill with paired lamellar branches (leaflike filaments) arising from the branchial axis; phyllobranchiate adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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