Male genital organs in the eulittoral meiofaunal polychaete Stygocapitella subterranea (Annelida, Parergodrilidae): ultrastructure, functional and phylogenetic significance

@article{Purschke2007MaleGO,
  title={Male genital organs in the eulittoral meiofaunal polychaete Stygocapitella subterranea (Annelida, Parergodrilidae): ultrastructure, functional and phylogenetic significance},
  author={G{\"u}nter Purschke and Janina J{\"o}rdens},
  journal={Zoomorphology},
  year={2007},
  volume={126},
  pages={283-297}
}
The marine interstitial polychaete Stygocapitella subterranea is characterized by aberrant morphological and biological traits resembling those of clitellates and Hrabeiella periglandulata, a terrestrial polychaete species. Although clearly related to the terrestrial Parergodrilus heideri, there are distinct differences in their morphology. An ultrastructural study of the male genital organs was undertaken to look for common apomorphic features in Parergodrilidae, to find structural evidence… 

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