intestinal region
See: carapace region h [Martin, 2005].
Most posterior median region of the dorsal carapace, sometimes with intestinal spine(s) [Poore, 2004].
The most posterior of the mesial areas on the carapace of crabs, bounded anteriorly by the cardiac region and laterally by the branchial regions [Chace and Hobbs, 1969].
The region on the dorsal surface of the carapace bounded by the posterior margin of the carapace and parts of the margins of the cardiac and metabranchial regions [Ingle, 1983].
(Order Decapoda):
See: carapace regions h [McLaughlin, 1980].
(Order Decapoda):
Unpaired region at posterior end of carapace. Adjoined anteriorly by cardiac region. (Syn. posterior cardiac lobe) [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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