unpaired receptacles

unpaired receptacles
Non-invaginated, opening either through an exposed median longitudinal slit flanked by lateral plates of sternite XIV, or openinng anterior to single plate. See: seminal receptacles [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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