carapace region


carapace region
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
Differentiated portion of the surface of a carapace.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • carapace region — Differentiated portion of decapod carapace surface distinguished in descriptions and used in classification named types: (a) antennal. Anterior marginal part of carapace bordering orbital region laterally and also touching hepatic, pterygostomial …   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

  • carapace grooves — (Order Decapoda): (a) antennal. Extending posteriorly from vicinity of antennal spine. (b) branchiocardiac. Oblique groove approximately in middle of posterior half on each side of carapace, separating branchial and cardiac regions and reaching… …   Crustacea glossary

  • carapace spine — Sharp projection of carapace important for classification chief types: (a) antennal. Spine on front margin of carapace slightly below orbit. (b) branchiostegal. Spine on front margin of carapace or slightly behind it about halfway between… …   Crustacea glossary

  • carapace carina — Narrow ridge on surface of carapace (cf. decapod carapace and stomatopod integumental ornamentation) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Narrow ridge variously located on surface of decapoda carapace named types: a) antennal. Narrow ridge extending backward from …   Crustacea glossary

  • carapace — ( ) [Baba, 2005]. Entire animal, right appendages omitted, dorsal view, based on Munida. [Baba, 2005] ( ) [Baba, 2005]. Carapace, spines, based on Munida. [Baba, 2005] Head Shield cuticular structure arising from posterior margin of cephalon,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • carapace carinae — (Order Decapoda): (a) antennal. Extending posteriorly from antennal spine. (b) branchial. Extending posteriorly from orbit over branchial region. (c) branchiocardiac. Dividing branchial from cardiac region. (d) gastroorbital. Extending… …   Crustacea glossary

  • carapace regions — (Order Decapoda): (a) antennal. Anterior marginal part bordering orbital region laterally, adjoining hepatic, pterygostomial, and occasionally also frontal regions. (b) anterolateral. Lateral part bordering subhepatic or hepatic regions. (c)… …   Crustacea glossary

  • hepatic region — See: carapace region g [Martin, 2005]. Paired anterolateral areas of the carapace bounded anteriorly by the antennal region, posteriorly by the branchial region, and mesially by the gastric region [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997]. Paired… …   Crustacea glossary

  • gastric region — See: carapace region f [Martin, 2005]. Large median area, in crab carapace, bounded behind by cervical suture, laterally by hepatic regions, and anteriorly by frontoorbital regions. Divisible into following subregions or lobes: epigastric,… …   Crustacea glossary


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