branchiocardiac groove
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
In Decapoda, an oblique groove on each side of the carapace separating the branchial and cardiac regions.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • branchiocardiac groove — See: carapace groove (b) [Martin, 2005]. See: carapace grooves (b) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Groove separating branchial and cardiac regions [Williams, 1984]. Line along dorsal limit of branchiostegite. (Syn. branchiocardiac ridge) [Poore, 2004].… …   Crustacea glossary

  • branchiocardiac sulcus — Groove extending along dorsal limit of branchiostegite, running parallel to branchiocardiac carina [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997] …   Crustacea glossary

  • groove — See: carapace groove [Martin, 2005]. (Order Decapoda): One of numerous furrows extending along carapace. According to position and according to group, one may distinguish antennal, branchiocardiac, buccal, cervical, dorsomedian, gastroorbital,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • hepatic groove — See: carapace groove e [Martin, 2005]. (Order Decapoda): See: carapace grooves g [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): On each side of carapace, short, longitudinal groove connecting cervical with postcervical and branchiocardiac groove: more or… …   Crustacea glossary

  • carapace groove — Furrow on surface of decapod, generally dorsal named types: a) antennal. Furrow on carapace extending backward from vicinity of antennal spine. b) branchiocardiac. Oblique furrow approximately in middle of posterior half of each side of carapace …   Crustacea glossary

  • hepatic groove — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Decapoda, a groove connecting cervical, postcervical and branchiocardiac grooves …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • parabranchial groove — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Nephropidae, a carapace groove below, behind and almost parallel to the branchiocardiac and postcervical grooves and joining the postcervical in the lower part …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • parabranchial groove — (Order Decapoda): See: carapace grooves l [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): On each side of carapace, groove below, behind, and almost parallel with branchiocardiac and postcervical grooves; joins latter in lower part [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • attractor epimeralis muscle — Important muscle in many decapods, inserted along line of branchiocardiac groove in carapace [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Prominent muscle in many decapods, inserting along line of branchiocardiac groove [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): In… …   Crustacea glossary

  • lateral gastrocardiac markings — Insertions of attractor epimeralis muscle in brachyuran decapods lacking branchiocardiac groove [McLaughlin, 1980]. Insertions of attractor epimeralis muscle in most Brachyura, in which the branchiocardiac groove has disappeared [Moore and… …   Crustacea glossary

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