branchial region

branchial region
See: carapace region (c) [Martin, 2005].
See: carapace regions (c) [McLaughlin, 1980].
Area of the carapace overlying the branchial cavity [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997].
Paired regions of dorsal carapace between hepatic regions in front posterior margin behind, sometimes bearing branchial spine(s), defined laterally in crabs by posterolateral margin [Poore, 2004].
Portion of the carapace overlying the branchial cavity [Butler, T.H.].
The portion of the carapace overlying the branchial cavity, in the true crabs comprising the epibranchial, mesobranchial, and metabranchial regions and the branchial lobe [Chace and Hobbs, 1969].
(Order Cumacea):
One of two relatively larger lateral regions of carapace overlying branchial chamber. (Syn. branchial area) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Decapoda):
One of two relatively large, lateral regions of carapace overlying gills (branchiae). May be subdivided (from anterior to posterior) into epibranchial, mesobranchial, and metabranchial regions/ lobes/areas [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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