linea branchiostegalis
Longitudinal groove or uncalcified line extending backwards from front margin of carapace slightly above branchiostegal spine and reaching to or beyond hepatic spine (e.g., palaemonid carideans) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Longitudinal groove or uncalcified line extending posteriorly from anterior margin of carapace, slightly above branchiostegal spine, to or slightly beyond hepatic spine in some caridean decapods [McLaughlin, 1980].
(Order Decapoda):
In shrimp-like (natantian) decapod, longitudinal groove or uncalcified line extending from anterior margin of carapace (slightly above branchiostegal spine) to or slightly beyond hepatic spine [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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