cephalothorax

What is cephalothorax?

cephalothorax meaning the region of the body in decapod crustaceans that is covered by the carapace, with the boundary between the fused head and thorax indicated by the cervical groove. In lobsters, the cephalothorax is called the “body”; in shrimps, it is called the “head”

 

reference: Coral Reef Information System – Glossary

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