The structure and function of the gill tufts in larval Amphipterygidae (Odonata: Zygoptera)

@article{Watson1966TheSA,
  title={The structure and function of the gill tufts in larval Amphipterygidae (Odonata: Zygoptera)},
  author={J. A. Watson},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={1966},
  volume={120}
}
  • J. A. Watson
  • Published 1966
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Morphology
  • Larvae of the subfamily Amphipteryginae (Odonata) bear a tuft of tracheal gills on either side of the anus. The two tufts are derived from the laminae sub‐anales, and are protected by the non‐respiratory epiproct and paraprocts, and by plates derived from the cerci, lamina supra‐analis or the lamina sub‐analis itself. Each is approximately 1 mm long in mature larvae and comprises a series of repeatedly branching filaments, the terminal twigs of which are 5 to 10 μ in diameter. The total surface… CONTINUE READING
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