ovigerous frena
In Cirripedia (certain Lepadomorpha), fleshy ridge or flap on interior mantle surface, adhering to and holding egg masses (ovigerous lamellae) in place [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
(Subclass Cirripedia):
Fleshy ridge or flap on inner surface of mantle adhering to and holding egg masses in place in some lepadomorph Cirripedia. (Pl. Ovigerous frenae) [McLaughlin, 1980].
(Subclass Cirripedia):
In certain stalked barnacles, one in a series of fleshy ridges to which egg masses (ovigerous lamellae) are attached [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • ovigerous frena — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Lepadomorpha Cirripedia, a fleshy ridge or lap on the inner surface of the mantle anchoring the egg masses …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ovigerous lamella — In Cirripedia, eggs adhering in one or more lamellae, within mantle cavity and in certain Lepadomorpha, held in position by ovigerous frenae [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Subclass Cirripedia): Adherent egg masses forming one or more lamellae… …   Crustacea glossary

  • ovigerous lamella — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Lepadomorpha Cirripedia, the egg masses forming one or more lamellae within the cavity; see ovigerous frena …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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