- Comprising a number of caeca lying alongside the hindgut which are involved in producing digestive enzymes and in absorbing the products of digestion [Holdich and Jones, 1983].considerable proportion of the space within the body cavity (Fig. 7) [Warner, 1977].Digestive gland consisting of ramified tubules spread through cephalothorax performing functions of both liver and pancreas [Moore and McCormick, 1969].Digestive gland consisting of tubules ramifying through cephalothorax, with both liver and pancreas functions [McLaughlin, 1980].either side of the mid-gut as a much branched diverticulum and occupies a [Martin, 2005].(Order Decapoda):Hepatic cecum [Stachowitsch, 1992].(Order Thermosbaenacea):Digestive cecum [Stachowitsch, 1992].
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.