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Renewal mechanisms of buccal armature in Flabellina verrucosa (Nudibranchia: Aeolidida: Flabellinidae)
The general and fine morphology of the buccal armature and concomitant epithelia in Flabellina verrucosa were examined using light microscopy, cLSM, TEM, and SEM to suggest the mechanisms of jaw and radula syntheses for this species. Expand
Drilling in the dorid species Vayssierea cf. elegans (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia): Functional and comparative morphological aspects
The drilling mode of feeding is known from two clades of Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda and Heterobranchia. However, the level of convergence and parallelism or homology among these two lineages isExpand
Functional morphology of the buccal complex of Flabellina verrucosa (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia)
This feeding mechanism is suggested for Gastropoda for the first time and could be compared only with that in Tochuina tetraquetra and Dendronotus iris (Nudibranchia: Dendronsoti- da), although the morphology of radula in these three species differs considerably. Expand
Functional morphology and post-larval development of the buccal complex in Eubranchus rupium (Nudibranchia: Aeolidida: Fionidae).
The buccal complex morphology and feeding mode were found to be similar in both adults and post-metamorphic specimens, and its general structures occur even in settled veligers. Expand