mesogastric region
The central portion of the gastric region on the carapace of crabs [Chace and Hobbs, 1969].
The region on the dorsal surface of the carapace bounded by parts of the margins of the frontal, protogastric, and metagastric regions [Ingle, 1983].
(Order Decapoda):
Gastric region [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • mesogastric area — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Decapoda, the medial division of the gastric region of the carapace; usually five sided in outline with a long narrow forward projection …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • frontal region — See: carapace region e [Martin, 2005]. Anterior area of carapace lying between orbits and bounded posteriorly by gastric region [Butler, T.H.]. Anterior area of the carapace lying between the orbits and bounded posteriorly by the gastric region… …   Crustacea glossary

  • metagastric region — The posteromesial portion of the gastric region on the carapace of crabs [Chace and Hobbs, 1969]. The region on the dorsal surface of the carapace bounded by parts of the mesogastric, protogastric, epibranchial and urogastric regions [Ingle,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • protogastric region — A paired anterolateral area on the gastric region of the carapace of crabs [Chace and Hobbs, 1969]. The region on the dorsal surface of the carapace bounded by parts of the margins of the frontal, orbital, hepatic, epibranchial, metagastric and… …   Crustacea glossary

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