- Midventral platelike surface of body, situated posterodorsal to orbit [Hobbs and Jass, 1988].Sternites of all body somites taken together, and abdomen; ventral segmented floor of thorax. (Syn. sternal plastron) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].Structure comprised of ventral portions of somites taken together. (Pl. sterna) (Syn. sternal plastron) [McLaughlin, 1980].The calcified underside composed of fused sternites [Warner, 1977].The midventral surface of the body, between the coxae of the appendages [Hobbs, Hobbs, and Daniel 1977].The totally or partly fused segments of the thoracic ventral wall; collective terms for the total number of sternites [Ingle, 1983].The ventral surfaceof the cephalothorax between the coxae of the pereiopods. (Pl. strena) [Chace and Hobbs, 1969].Ventral surface of body, to which limbs are attached, or between limbs [Poore, 2004].Ventral surface of body [Holdich and Jones, 1983].Ventral surface of cephalothorax between coxae or pereiopods [Butler, T.H.].Ventral surface of the cephalothorax or abdomen [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997].(Order Decapoda):Collective term for all sternites. Occasionally used as synonym for individual sternite or for fused sternites (sternal plate) of cephalothorax region [Stachowitsch, 1992].(Order Stomatopoda):Collective term for all sternites [Stachowitsch, 1992].
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.