mesobranchial lobe or area

mesobranchial lobe or area
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
In Decapoda, an intermediate part of the branchial region of the carapace.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • mesobranchial lobe — Intermediate part of branchial region of decapod (brachyuran) carapace. (Syn. mesobranchial area) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Decapoda): See: carapace regions (c) [McLaughlin, 1980] …   Crustacea glossary

  • 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… …   Crustacea glossary

  • carapace region — Differentiated portion of decapod carapace surface distinguished in descriptions and used in classification named types: (a) antennal. Anterior marginal part of carapace bordering orbital region laterally and also touching hepatic, pterygostomial …   Crustacea glossary

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