branchiocardiac groove
See: carapace groove (b) [Martin, 2005].
See: carapace grooves (b) [McLaughlin, 1980].
Groove separating branchial and cardiac regions [Williams, 1984].
Line along dorsal limit of branchiostegite. (Syn. branchiocardiac ridge) [Poore, 2004].
(Order Decapoda):
On each side of carapace, oblique groove separating branchial and cardiac regions. Considered to represent former transverse border between two cephalic somites. May also refer to pair of grooves connecting cervical and postcervical grooves or extending posteriorly from post-cervical groove [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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