ventral groove

ventral groove
(Order Leptostraca):
Elongate median line between thoracopod bases on ventral side of thorax. Food is trapped by thoracopods, passed anteriorly along ventral groove, and transferred to mouth. (Syn. food groove) [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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