- branchial region
- See: carapace region (c) [Martin, 2005].See: carapace regions (c) [McLaughlin, 1980].Area of the carapace overlying the branchial cavity [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997].Paired regions of dorsal carapace between hepatic regions in front posterior margin behind, sometimes bearing branchial spine(s), defined laterally in crabs by posterolateral margin [Poore, 2004].Portion of the carapace overlying the branchial cavity [Butler, T.H.].The portion of the carapace overlying the branchial cavity, in the true crabs comprising the epibranchial, mesobranchial, and metabranchial regions and the branchial lobe [Chace and Hobbs, 1969].(Order Cumacea):One of two relatively larger lateral regions of carapace overlying branchial chamber. (Syn. branchial area) [Stachowitsch, 1992].(Order Decapoda):One of two relatively large, lateral regions of carapace overlying gills (branchiae). May be subdivided (from anterior to posterior) into epibranchial, mesobranchial, and metabranchial regions/ lobes/areas [Stachowitsch, 1992].
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.