rectal gill

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Structure found only in the larvae of Anisoptera. The gills project into the rectum in six longitudinal rows, forming the branchial basket. Rectal gills are important for the uptake of salt, as well as for respiration.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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