Scorpions pectines - Idiosyncratic chemo- and mechanosensory organs.

  • Harald Wolf
  • Published 2017 in Arthropod structure & development


Scorpions possess specialised chemosensory appendages, the pectines. These comb-shaped limbs are located ventrally behind the walking legs. Like the antennae of mandibulate arthropods, they also serve a mechanosensory function. However, more than 90% of the sometimes well above 100,000 sensory neurons projecting from a pectine to the central nervous system… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2017.10.002


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