naupliar shield
(Subclass Copepoda):
The expanse of the exoskeleton of an unspecified number of somites, uninterrupted by arthrodial membranes, and covering the dorsal and lateral part of the naupliar body [Ferrari and Dahms, in press].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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