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The intertidal benthic fauna of the Antarctic coastal areas is largely unknown and has long been thought to be absent or, at most, to be scarce. Since climate changes cause a progressive expansion of ice-free intertidal soft-bottom areas, the fauna of these areas could serve as essential criterion to evaluate the kind and dimension of such changes. We(More)
Temporal variations in the prevalence of larval trematodes in the short-lived prosobranch mudsnail Hydrobia ventrosa (Montagu) were investigated in relation to host life history and season for 4 successive years in temperate windflats of the southern Baltic Sea. The component community of trematode larvae in H. ventrosa comprises at least 10 species;(More)
Spionidae (Polychaeta) collected from seamounts in the Atlantic Ocean were studied. Altogether six species were found of which two are new to science and one belongs to a new genus. Aonidella cf. dayi Maciolek in López-Jamar, 1989 and Glandulospio orestes gen. et sp. nov. were the most common species and occurred on both the Great and Little Meteor(More)
Parapodial glandular organs (PGOs) of Spiophanes (Polychaeta: Spionidae) were studied using light and electron microscopy. These organs are found in parapodia of the mid body region, starting on chaetiger 5 and terminating with the appearance of neuropodial hooks (chaetiger 14 or 15 in adult individuals). Large PGOs in anterior chaetigers display different(More)
Confined environments can be used to alter the selectivity of a reaction by influencing the organization of the reactants, altering the mobility of trapped molecules, facilitating one reaction pathway or selectively stabilizing the products. This manuscript utilizes a series of potentially photoreactive guests to interrogate the utility of the(More)
With present study, we confirm that the ventral structures on anterior and middle chaetigers of two species of Spio are special kind of intraepidermal multicellular glands. The general anatomy and coherence morphology of these ventral epidermal glands (VEGs) were 3D-reconstructed based on semithin section series. Specific anatomical characters were explored(More)
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