- Chitinous sheath secreted around feces (e.g., some Ostracoda) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].Chitinous sheath secreted around feces [McLaughlin, 1980].(Order Decapoda):Chitinous membrane, secreted in anterior region of midgut and surrounding feces; considered to protect midgut lining from damage during passage of undigestible material [Stachowitsch, 1992].
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.
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