epibranchial space

epibranchial space
Part of gill chamber above (external to ) gills [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
(Order Decapoda):
In each branchial chamber in cephalothorax, space above (exterior to) gills, i.e., between gills and lateral wall of carapace. See: hypobranchial space [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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