dorsal plate
Spindle-shaped division of carapace in some astacidean decapods (Erymidae) intercalated in median suture; may be related to dorsal organ [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Spindle-shaped division of carapace intercalated with median suture in some decapods [McLaughlin, 1980].
(Order Decapoda):
Spindle-shaped division of carapace intercalated with median suture [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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