Defensive glandular structures in opisthobranch molluscs : From histology to ecology

@article{Wgele2006DefensiveGS,
  title={Defensive glandular structures in opisthobranch molluscs : From histology to ecology},
  author={Heike W{\"a}gele and Manuel Ballesteros and Conxita {\'A}vila},
  journal={Oceanography and Marine Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={44},
  pages={197-276}
}
Opisthobranch molluscs are an extremely interesting group of animals, displaying a wide diversity in shape, colour and life strategies. Chemical ecology of this group is particularly appealing since most species have a reduced or absent shell and have developed chemical defences to avoid predation. New results on defensive glandular structures as well as a compilation of literature data in sea slugs (Opisthobranchia, Gastropoda, Mollusca) are presented in this review. Investigation of these… 
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