attractor epimeralis muscle
Important muscle in many decapods, inserted along line of branchiocardiac groove in carapace [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Prominent muscle in many decapods, inserting along line of branchiocardiac groove [McLaughlin, 1980].
(Order Decapoda):
In each side of cephalothorax, prominent muscle extending from epimeral fold to carapace, where it inserts along branchiocardiac groove (or lateral gastrocardiac marking). (Syn. tergoepimeral muscle) [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • attractor epimeralis muscle — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Decapoda, a prominent muscle inserting along the line of the brachiocardiac groove …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lateral gastrocardiac markings — Insertions of attractor epimeralis muscle in brachyuran decapods lacking branchiocardiac groove [McLaughlin, 1980]. Insertions of attractor epimeralis muscle in most Brachyura, in which the branchiocardiac groove has disappeared [Moore and… …   Crustacea glossary

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