pleural suture
Line of separation of carapace in molting [McLaughlin, 1980].
line of splitting apart of carapace in molting, corresponding to linea dromica, and present in all brachyurans [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
(Order Decapoda):
Suture [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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