endophragmal skeleton

endophragmal skeleton
An internal skeleton composed of arthrophragms arising from [Martin, 2005].
Complex internal skeletal structure formed by fusion of apodemes in decapods providing framework for muscle attachment, generally not strongly calcified [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Complex internal structure formed by fusion of apodemes, providing framework for muscle attachment [McLaughlin, 1980].
the sternites and supporting the muscles of the leg bases (Fig. 7B) [Warner, 1977].
(Order Decapoda):
Endoskeleton [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • endophragmal skeleton — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) A complex internal structure composed of fused apodemes, providing the framework for muscle attachment …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • endoskeleton — Internal hard parts of some decapods consisting mainly of endophragms [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Anostraca): Term occasionally applied to various more rigid internal structures serving as sites of muscle attachment [Stachowitsch, 1992].… …   Crustacea glossary

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