The functional morphology of the rock-boring lamellibranch Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck

@article{Purchon1955TheFM,
  title={The functional morphology of the rock-boring lamellibranch Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck},
  author={R. Purchon},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  year={1955},
  volume={34},
  pages={257-278}
}
  • R. Purchon
  • Published 1955
  • Biology
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Living specimens of Petricola pholadiformis Lamarck were obtained from Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. Studies of the principal organ systems were made on the living animal, particular attention being paid to the ciliary feeding and cleansing mechanisms in the mantle cavity, and the ciliary sorting mechanisms within the stomach. The action of the bulbus on the posterior aorta was also studied. A detailed comparison was made between P. pholadiformis and all the British species of Pholadidae. Thirty… Expand
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