intercoxal plate
(Subclass Copepoda):
On underside of thorax, fold of sternite uniting basal segments (coxae) of each pereopod pair. Permits synchronous strokes during rapid swimming. (Syn. median coupler plate) [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • intercoxal sclerite — (Subclass Copepoda): A flat chitinous plate, connecting the coxae of a pair of swimming legs. See: intercoxal plate [Boxshall and Halsey, 2004] …   Crustacea glossary

  • sternite — ( ) [Baba, 2005]. Sternal plastron, based on Munida. [Baba, 2005] A calcified plate on the ventral side of a segment between the bases of the appendages. [Warner, 1977] A segment of the ventral wall of the thorax [Ingle, 1983]. One of five… …   Crustacea glossary

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