forked process

forked process
(Order Stomatopoda):
Well-developed prolongation of basal part (protopod) of uropod. Flattened, extending between endopod and exopod. (with two terminal spines = bifurcate, with three terminal spines) [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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