Histomorphology of the digestive tract of Chonopeltis australis (Crustacea: Branchiura)

  title={Histomorphology of the digestive tract of Chonopeltis australis (Crustacea: Branchiura)},
  author={A. Avenant-Oldewage and J. Swanepoel and E. Knight},
  journal={African Zoology},
The morphology and histology of the digestive tract of the branchiuran crustacean, Chonopeltis australis Box shall, 1976 are described from serial sections. The foregut is differentiated into a preoral cavity, containing the mandibles and tongue, an ascending oesophagus, with an H-shaped lumen invested with longitudinal, circular and dilator muscles, a horizontal oesophagus with a star-shaped lumen and lacking longitudinal and dilator muscles, and an oesophageal funnel consisting of inner and… Expand
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