Midventral platelike surface of body, situated posterodorsal to orbit [Hobbs and Jass, 1988].
Sternites of all body somites taken together, and abdomen; ventral segmented floor of thorax. (Syn. sternal plastron) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Structure comprised of ventral portions of somites taken together. (Pl. sterna) (Syn. sternal plastron) [McLaughlin, 1980].
The calcified underside composed of fused sternites [Warner, 1977].
The midventral surface of the body, between the coxae of the appendages [Hobbs, Hobbs, and Daniel 1977].
The totally or partly fused segments of the thoracic ventral wall; collective terms for the total number of sternites [Ingle, 1983].
The ventral surfaceof the cephalothorax between the coxae of the pereiopods. (Pl. strena) [Chace and Hobbs, 1969].
Ventral surface of body, to which limbs are attached, or between limbs [Poore, 2004].
Ventral surface of body [Holdich and Jones, 1983].
Ventral surface of cephalothorax between coxae or pereiopods [Butler, T.H.].
Ventral surface of the cephalothorax or abdomen [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997].
(Order Decapoda):
Collective term for all sternites. Occasionally used as synonym for individual sternite or for fused sternites (sternal plate) of cephalothorax region [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Stomatopoda):
Collective term for all sternites [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.


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