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Uropod
Sixth abdominal appendages in malacostracan crustaceans (Ruppert & Barnes, 1994). In decapod crustaceans the paired uropods may be flattened and, together with the telson, form a characteristic 'tail-fan' (adapted from Stachowitsch, 1992).

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