sternal canal
Internal skeletal structure of some crabs formed by meeting of of sternal apodemes of opposite sides above nerve cord [McLaughlin, 1980].
Internal skeletal structure of some crabs formed by meeting of sternal apodemes of opposite sides above nerve cord; may be developed as firm plate (endosternite) in anterior part of thorax [Moore and McCormick, 1969].

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