Blood sinus surrounding heart and communicating with it by pair of ostia in each somite except terminal one, may run entire length of trunk above gut [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Blood sinus surrounding heart and communicating with it by paired ostia [McLaughlin, 1980].
The blood-filled area surrounding the heart of a decapod crustacean. (Syn. pericardial sinus) [Bliss, 1982].
(Order Stomatopoda):
Elongate cavity surrounding heart. Blood, coming from gills, collects in pericardium and enters heart via ostia. (Syn. pericardial cavity) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Leptostraca):
Elongate cavity surrounding heart. Blood collected in pericardium enters heart through ostia. (Syn. pericardial sinus) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Class Ostracoda):
Cavity surrounding heart; delimited ventrally from digestive tract by septum (pericardial floor). Blood in pericardium enters heart via ostia. (Syn. pericardial chamber, pericardial sac) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Class Ostracoda):
In circulatory system, cavity surrounding heart. Divided into anterior and posterior sections (the former enclosing heart). Blood in pericardium enters heart through ostia [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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