(Order Decapoda):
Entire preoral area on underside of head; includes interannular septum, epistome, endostome, and part of mandibular somite [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Decapoda):
Entire preoral area, including part of mandibular somite [McLaughlin, 1980].

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  • metapon — n. [Gr. metopon, forehead] (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Decapoda, the entire preoral area, including part of the mandibular somite …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • epistome — A broad strongly calcified plate in front of, and above, the mouth. It represents the fused sternites of the third and fourth segments [Warner, 1977]. A transverse plate situated anterior to the mouth [Hobbs, Hobbs, and Daniel 1977]. Antennal… …   Crustacea glossary

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