mesobranchial region

mesobranchial region
The intermediate portion of the branchial region on the carapace of crabs [Chace and Hobbs, 1969].
The region on the dorsal surface of the carapace bounded by a part of the postero-lateral margin of the carapace and parts of the margins of the epibranchial, urogastric and metabranchial regions [Ingle, 1983].
(Order Decapoda):
Branchial region [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • Mesobranchial — Mes o*bran chi*al, a. [Meso + branchial.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to a region of the carapace of a crab covering the middle branchial region. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • mesobranchial lobe or area — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Decapoda, an intermediate part of the branchial region of the carapace …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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

  • 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

  • cardiac region — See: carapace region d [Martin, 2005]. See: carapace regions d [McLaughlin, 1980]. Dorsolateral region of carapace bounded anteriorly by gastric region and laterally by branchial regions [Butler, T.H.]. The dorsomedian area on the carapace… …   Crustacea glossary

  • branchial lobe — A boss located at the anteriomesial angle of the mesobranchial region on the carapace of certain crabs [Chace and Hobbs, 1969]. (Order Cumacea): One in a series of respiratory projections along posteriorly directed part of epipods of first… …   Crustacea glossary

  • carapace regions — (Order Decapoda): (a) antennal. Anterior marginal part bordering orbital region laterally, adjoining hepatic, pterygostomial, and occasionally also frontal regions. (b) anterolateral. Lateral part bordering subhepatic or hepatic regions. (c)… …   Crustacea glossary

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