- endophragmal skeleton
- An internal skeleton composed of arthrophragms arising from [Martin, 2005].Complex internal skeletal structure formed by fusion of apodemes in decapods providing framework for muscle attachment, generally not strongly calcified [Moore and McCormick, 1969].Complex internal structure formed by fusion of apodemes, providing framework for muscle attachment [McLaughlin, 1980].the sternites and supporting the muscles of the leg bases (Fig. 7B) [Warner, 1977].(Order Decapoda):Endoskeleton [Stachowitsch, 1992].
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.