branchiocranium
(plural branchiocrania))
that portion of the skull related to the gills, including the mandibular region, the hyal region (hyoid arch and branchiostegal series), and the branchial arches including their attached dermal plates, or the branchial skeleton proper

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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