gill chamber


gill chamber
the cavity containing the gills on each side of the rear of the head, enclosed by the operculum and the branchiostegal membrane

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • gill chamber — See: branchial chamber [Martin, 2005]. See: branchial chamber [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): Branchial chamber [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • gill chamber — noun see gill cavity …   Useful english dictionary

  • gill chamber — see branchial chamber …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gill chamber brooder — a reproductive guild (q.v.) where eggs are incubated in the gill cavity, e.g. the cave fish Amblyopsis spelea …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gill cavity — noun or gill chamber Etymology: gill (III) : the space between the gill arches and the gill cover into which the gill filaments project …   Useful english dictionary

  • gill opening — an external opening leading from the gill chamber. Also called gill slit or branchial opening. Elasmobranchii have 5 7 openings or slits on each side of the head while bony fishes have only one. The opening allows water to exit after passing over …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gill — See: branchia [Martin, 2005]. See: branchia [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Cumacea): Branchial lobule [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Order Decapoda): One of several respiratory projections that may be associated with each thoracic appendage (thoracopod).… …   Crustacea glossary

  • gill bailer — Leaf like flap in a channel at the anterior opening of each branchial chamber in decapod crustaceans; by its beating, drives water forward in and out of the branchial chamber. (Syn. scaphognathite) [Bliss, 1982]. See: scaphognathite [Brusca and… …   Crustacea glossary

  • gill plate — (Order Cumacea): In first pair of maxillipeds, plate like structure on posteriorly directed part of epipod. Located in branchial chamber; bears series of branchial lobules [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • branchial chamber — A chamber limited primarily by the lateral folds of the carapace, the inner surface of which performs a respiratory function [Holdich and Jones, 1983]. Area between body and carapace enclosing branchiae. (Syn. gill chamber) [McLaughlin, 1980].… …   Crustacea glossary


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