hepatic groove

hepatic groove
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
In Decapoda, a groove connecting cervical, postcervical and branchiocardiac grooves.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • hepatic groove — See: carapace groove e [Martin, 2005]. (Order Decapoda): See: carapace grooves g [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): On each side of carapace, short, longitudinal groove connecting cervical with postcervical and branchiocardiac groove: more or… …   Crustacea glossary

  • hepatic region — See: carapace region g [Martin, 2005]. Paired anterolateral areas of the carapace bounded anteriorly by the antennal region, posteriorly by the branchial region, and mesially by the gastric region [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997]. Paired… …   Crustacea glossary

  • hepatic sulcus — Groove ventral to the hepatic region extending posteriorly, sometimes from near the anterior margin of the carapace [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997] …   Crustacea glossary

  • hepatic vein —       any of a group of veins that transports blood from the liver to the inferior vena cava, which carries the blood to the right atrium of the heart. In its ascent to the heart, the inferior vena cava passes along a groove in the posterior side …   Universalium

  • groove — See: carapace groove [Martin, 2005]. (Order Decapoda): One of numerous furrows extending along carapace. According to position and according to group, one may distinguish antennal, branchiocardiac, buccal, cervical, dorsomedian, gastroorbital,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • hepatic area — In crayfishes, paired cephalolateral regions of the carapace between the orbit and cervical groove [Hobbs, Hobbs, and Daniel 1977]. Paired cephalolateral region to either side of carapace between orbit and cervical groove (in crayfishes) (see Fig …   Crustacea glossary

  • hepatic spine — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Decapoda, located below and behind the lower branch of the cervical groove …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • carapace groove — Furrow on surface of decapod, generally dorsal named types: a) antennal. Furrow on carapace extending backward from vicinity of antennal spine. b) branchiocardiac. Oblique furrow approximately in middle of posterior half of each side of carapace …   Crustacea glossary

  • cervical groove — See: carapace groove (c) [Martin, 2005]. A groove or series of grooves sometimes present on the carapace; it is mesially transverse, laterally oblique, and separates the gatric and hepatic regions from the cardiac and branchial regions [Chace and …   Crustacea glossary

  • inferior groove — See: carapace groove f [Martin, 2005]. (Order Decapoda): See: carapace grooves h [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): On each side of carapace, transverse groove extending from junction of hepatic and cervical grooves toward lateral margin; more …   Crustacea glossary

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