rostral notch
See: rostral incisure [McLaughlin, 1980].
(Class Ostracoda):
In anteroventral region of carapace, indentation of each valve below (posterior to) rostrum. Gaping, thus permitting protrusion of antennae when valves are closed (gape itself occasionally referred to as rostral incisure) [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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