epimeral fold

epimeral fold
Steep fold of endopleurites connected with branchiostegite to form branchial chamber in some decapods [McLaughlin, 1980].
Steep fold of endopleurites in some decapods connected with branchiostegite to form branchial chamber [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
(Order Decapoda):
Steep fold of certain lateral elements (endopleurites) of exoskeleton. Lies parallel to and attaches to side walls (branchiostegites) of carapace, thus forming branchial chamber enclosing gills [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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