orbito-antennulary pits

orbito-antennulary pits
Cavities below each orbital region into which the eyes and distal segments of the antennules can be retracted in the Dromioidea [Ingle, 1983].
Cavities into which the antennules are folded [Ingle, 1980].
(Order Decapoda):
On anterior margin of carapace, one of two cavities into which eyestalk and antennule may be retracted. See: antennular fossette [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • antennular fossette — (Order Decapoda): On each side of carapace, anteroventral depression containing basal portion of antennule. See: orbito antennulary pits [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • interantennular septum — A median, ventrally directed, cuticular outgrowth that separates the two cavities into which each antennule is retracted. See: orbito antennulary pits [Ingle, 1980]. Plate in some malacostracans that separates one antennular cavity from other.… …   Crustacea glossary

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