metabranchial region
The posterior portion of the branchial region on the carapace of crabs [Chace and Hobbs, 1969].
(Order Decapoda):
Branchial region [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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  • metabranchial — That region of porcellanid (crab) carapace situated below linea anomurica and, therefore, not completely united with main part of carapace. (Syn. metabranchial region) [Williams, 1984]. The region on the dorsal surface of the carapace bounded by… …   Crustacea glossary

  • metabranchial lobe or area — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacean) In Decapoda, the posterior branchial region of the carapace …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • metabranchial lobe — Posterior part of branchial region of decapod (brachyuran) carapace [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Decapoda): See: carapace regions (c) [McLaughlin, 1980] …   Crustacea glossary

  • 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

  • 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

  • cardiac region — See: carapace region d [Martin, 2005]. See: carapace regions d [McLaughlin, 1980]. Dorsolateral region of carapace bounded anteriorly by gastric region and laterally by branchial regions [Butler, T.H.]. The dorsomedian area on the carapace… …   Crustacea glossary

  • intestinal region — See: carapace region h [Martin, 2005]. Most posterior median region of the dorsal carapace, sometimes with intestinal spine(s) [Poore, 2004]. The most posterior of the mesial areas on the carapace of crabs, bounded anteriorly by the cardiac… …   Crustacea glossary

  • mesobranchial region — The intermediate portion of the branchial region on the carapace of crabs [Chace and Hobbs, 1969]. The region on the dorsal surface of the carapace bounded by a part of the postero lateral margin of the carapace and parts of the margins of the… …   Crustacea glossary

  • urogastric region — The region on the dorsal surface of the carapace bounded by part of the margins of the metagastric, metabranchial and cardiac regions [Ingle, 1983]. (Order Decapoda): Gastric region. (Syn. genital region) [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • epibranchial — Anterior part of branchial region of decapod (brachyuran) carapace [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Part of porcellanid (crab) carapace situated behind orbit and above metabranchial region. Region situated between cervical groove and linea anomurica …   Crustacea glossary

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