carapace tooth
Generally blunt projection of carapace, often broader than spine. See: carapace teeth, stomatopod integumental ornamentation [McLaughlin, 1980].
Small sharp spinous projection in varied locations — named types:
(a) cardiac. Tooth on mid-line of carapace just behind cervical groove.
(b) gastric. Tooth on mid-line of carapace just in front of cervical groove.
(c) lateral. Tooth placed on lateral margin of carapace (includes anterolateral, mediolateral, posterolateral teeth).
(d) orbital. Tooth on orbital margin.
(e) posterior. Tooth on mid-line of carapace just in front of posterior margin between it and marginal groove.
(f) pregastric. Tooth on mid-line of carapace between gastric tooth and rostrum.
(g) rostral. Tooth on rostrum; may be single (e.g., scyllarid palinurans) or multiple and classified as upper, lower or lateral (e.g., nephropid astacideans and natantian crabs) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].

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  • carapace teeth — (Order Decapoda): (a) cardiac. On midline of carapace just posterior to cervical groove. (b) gastric. On midline of carapace immediately anterior to cervical groove. (c) lateral. On lateral margin of carapace; anterolateral, mediolateral, and… …   Crustacea glossary

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  • posterior tooth — See: carapace tooth (e) [Martin, 2005]. See: carapace teeth (e) [Butler, T.H.]. (Order Decapoda): On midline of carapace, tooth like projection between marginal groove and posterior margin. (Syn. posteromedian tooth) [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

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  • cardiac tooth — See: carapace tooth (a) [Martin, 2005]. See: carapace teeth (a) [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): On midline of carapace, tooth like projection in cardiac region just posterior to cervical groove [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • gastric tooth — See: carapace tooth (b) [Martin, 2005]. (Order Decapoda): See: carapace teeth (b) [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): On midline of carapace, tooth like projection on gastric region just anterior to cervical groove [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • rostral tooth — See: carapace tooth (g) [Martin, 2005]. (Order Decapoda): See: carapace teeth (g) [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): One in a series of tooth or spine like projections along anterior extension (rostrum) of carapace. According to position one… …   Crustacea glossary

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