The compound eye of Scutigera coleoptrata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Chilopoda: Notostigmophora): an ultrastructural reinvestigation that adds support to the Mandibulata concept

  title={The compound eye of Scutigera coleoptrata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Chilopoda: Notostigmophora): an ultrastructural reinvestigation that adds support to the Mandibulata concept},
  author={Carsten H G M{\"u}ller and J{\"o}rg Rosenberg and Stefan Richter and Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow},
The lateral compound eye of Scutigera coleoptrata was examined by electron microscopy. [] Key Method Each ommatidium consists of a dioptric apparatus, formed by a cornea and a multipartite eucone crystalline cone, a bilayered retinula and a surrounding sheath of primary pigment and interommatidial pigment cells. With reference to the median eye region, each cone is made up of eight cone segments belonging to four cone cells. The nuclei of the cone cells are located proximally outside the cone near the…

Eye Ultrastructure Investigation of Scaphidium japonum Reitter (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiidae)

The compound eye of the fungus beetle Scaphidium japonum Reitter was investigated using both light and electron microscopy techniques and showed the adaptation towards a fungus habitat.

Fine structural organization of the lateral ocelli in two species of Scolopendra (Chilopoda: Pleurostigmophora): an evolutionary evaluation

The dual type retinula in scolopendromorph eyes supports the hypothesis of its homology with scutigeromorph ommatidia and may be interpreted as autapomorphies defining the Pleurostigmophora.

Fine structural description of the lateral ocellus of Craterostigmus tasmanianus Pocock, 1902 (Chilopoda: Craterostigmomorpha) and phylogenetic considerations

The lateral lens eye of adult Craterostigmus tasmanianus Pocock, 1902 (a centipede from Australia and New Zealand) was examined by light and electron microscopy. An elliptical, bipartite eye is

Spectral sensitivity of the eye of Scutigera coleoptrata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Chilopoda: Scutigeromorpha: Scutigeridae)

The electroretinograms were typical cornea-negative responses, similar in shape and duration to those seen in other arthropods, including those with cryptic lifestyles, and suggest that it could serve the animal as an alarm colour to avoid open, illuminated spaces or to detect exits from concealed hiding places in soil crevices and from under boulders.

Neither apposition nor superposition: the compound eyes of the Chestnut Leafminer Cameraria ohridella

The results support an earlier calculated minimal theoretical limit for superposition eyes of Cameraria ohridella and the ultrastructure of the eye is described and compared with that of other compound eyes of Lepidoptera.

Trilobite compound eyes with crystalline cones and rhabdoms show mandibulate affinities

The internal eye structures from fossils of two genera of trilobites are shown, which support an ancestral apposition eye with crystalline cones in Trilobita and a close affinity with Mandibulata.

Lateral eye evolution in the arachnids

Fossil data indicate that the arachnid lateral eyes were also originally (semi-) compound, and that reduction to only a handful of lenses must be a homoplastic character state.

Anterior regeneration in the hemichordate Ptychodera flava

  • Amanda L. RychelB. Swalla
  • Biology
    Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists
  • 2008
It is hypothesize that P. flava regeneration is nerve dependent and that remodeling in the gut endoderm plays an important role in regeneration, and that Posterior to anterior apoptosis is likely to remove digestiveendoderm for later differentiation of pharyngealEndoderm.



The fine structure of the compound eye of Squilla mantis (crustacea, stomatopoda)

The structure of the compound eye of adult specimens of Squilla mantis, including the number and type of special cytoplasmic inclusions, as well as the shape and size of the socalled perirhabdomal vacuoles, seems not to be changed by light or dark-adaptation.

The anostracan rhabdom and the basement membrane. An ultrastructural study of the Artemia compound eye (Crustacea)

The ommatidia of the compound eyes of Artemia salina L. are normally composed of four crystalline cone cells containing glycogen, and the main mass of the rhabdom of the Artemia eye is built up by five retinula cells, two contributing a smaller part.

The fine structure of the compound eyes of mysids (Crustacea: Mysidacea)

The ultrastructure of the compound eyes of five species of mysids, Praunus flexuosus, Siriella norvegica, Mysidopsis gibbosa, Neomysis integer and Erythrops serrata, is described, with considerable differences in detail.

Larval and adult eye of the Western Rock Lobster (Panulirus longipes)

A number of differences exists between the compound eyes of larval and adult rock lobsters, Panulirus longipes, including migration of screening pigment on dark-light adaptation, which is accompanied by changes in sensitivity and resolution of the eye.

Die Ultrastruktur der Photorezeptoren von Lithobius forficatus L. (Chilopoda: Lithobiidae)

  • R. Bähr
  • Chemistry
    Zeitschrift für Zellforschung und Mikroskopische Anatomie
  • 2004
SummaryThe ultrastructure of the ocelli of Lithobius forficatus L. was investigated by means of conventional electron microscopy. The dioptric apparatus consists of an unequal biconvex corneal lens

Structure and phylogenetic interpretation of diplopod eyes (Diplopoda)

The comparison of the morphology and the ecology of palaeozoic and recent diplopods demonstrates that the disintegration of former facetted eyes and the modification of ommatidia were induced by the adaptation to cryptic modes of life.

Morphology of the Compound Eyes of Two Ancestral Phyllopods, Triops Cancriformis and Lepidurus Apus (Notostraca: Triopsidae)

The kidney-shaped compound eyes of adult tadpole shrimps of the genera Triops and Lepidurus are composed of about 310 and 170 ommatidia, respectively, which are made of 4 cone cells that form a crystalline cone of the eucone type, 2 corneagenous cells and 8 retinula cells which form a fused rhabdom.


The present study was undertaken to elucidate the structure of the nauplius eye of the cypris larva of Balanus crenatus, which places the barnacles in the maxillopod-ostracode group.

Der Feinbau des Auges der Mehlmotte, Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera, Pyralididae)

This work was restricted to light adapted eyes; in this condition, light transmission in the distal part of the retinula seems to be blocked by retinular cell pigment except inside the axial thread.

Morphogenesis and pattern formation in the retina of the crayfish Procambarus clarkii

Comparison of retinal pattern formation and differentiation in the crayfish with retinal morphogenesis in Drosophila and other insects show several similarities between the two arthropod groups.