Anterior part of branchial region of decapod (brachyuran) carapace [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Part of porcellanid (crab) carapace situated behind orbit and above metabranchial region. Region situated between cervical groove and linea anomurica. Often a strong spine on region, referred to as epibranchial spine. (Syn. epibranchial region) [Williams, 1984].
The region on the dorsal surface of the carapace bounded by parts of the margin of the hepatic, protogastric, metagastric and metabranchial regions and part of the antero-lateral margin of the carapace [Ingle, 1983].

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