Tube construction by a tanaidacean crustacean using a novel mucus secretion system involving the anal opening

  title={Tube construction by a tanaidacean crustacean using a novel mucus secretion system involving the anal opening},
  author={K. Kakui and Chizue Hiruta},
  journal={Zoological Letters},
BackgroundAnimals in diverse aquatic groups construct tubes using mucus and filaments, and the acquisition of this capability has likely played an important role in the evolution and diversification of small benthic animals. Tanaidacea is a crustacean order that includes tube-constructing species, most of which belong to Tanaidoidea and Paratanaoidea, with a few in Kalliapseudidae (Apseudoidea). Two previously reported systems used in tube construction are the thoracic-gland system, with… Expand
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