Pore Canals and Organization of Chitinoproteins in the Cuticle of the Crab Carcinus Maenas

  • G. Goffinet
  • P. Compere


The structure of the calcified exoskeleton of decapod crustaceans consists of four distinct layers according to their sequence of deposition and their chemical composition (1).


Pigment Layer Decapod Crustacean Membranous Layer Horizontal Canal Dense Plaque 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Goffinet
    • 1
  • P. Compere
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Animal MorphologyUniversity of LiégeLiégeBelgium

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