Structure of recent and fossil mysid statoliths (Crustacea, Mysidacea).

  title={Structure of recent and fossil mysid statoliths (Crustacea, Mysidacea).},
  author={Karl Johann Wittmann and T A Schlacher and A P Ariani},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  volume={215 1},
Statoliths of 61 Recent species representing all subfamilies of Mysidae were studied with special emphasis on internal structure. In addition 5 samples of fossil statoliths from Miocene deposits were examined. Species of Boreomysinae and Rhopalophthalminae show simple roughly spherical organic statoliths, with setae originating from the sensory cushion and anchored in the statolith with distal branches extending shortly below the surface. All other subfamilies possess mineralized statoliths of… CONTINUE READING