branchial chamber
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
That area between the body and carapace enclosing the branchiae; the gill chamber.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • 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

  • branchial chamber — the cavities in which lie the gills of Cyclostomata …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • branchial region — See: carapace region (c) [Martin, 2005]. See: carapace regions (c) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Area of the carapace overlying the branchial cavity [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997]. Paired regions of dorsal carapace between hepatic regions in front… …   Crustacea glossary

  • branchial cavity — See: branchial chamber [Martin, 2005]. Space between thorax and lateral flap of carapace (branchiostegite) enclosing branchia or gills [Poore, 2004] …   Crustacea glossary

  • branchial lobe — A boss located at the anteriomesial angle of the mesobranchial region on the carapace of certain crabs [Chace and Hobbs, 1969]. (Order Cumacea): One in a series of respiratory projections along posteriorly directed part of epipods of first… …   Crustacea glossary

  • branchial aperture — The exterior opening of a gill chamber …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • branchial basket — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Odonata, a chamber of the rectum that contains the rectal gills …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • exhalent chamber — branchial chamber (the cavities in which lie the gills) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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

  • parabranchial chamber — the portion of the gill cavity lying between the gills and the gill cover; also called branchial chamber. See orobranchial chamber …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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