Aristotle's lantern


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Aristotle's lantern

a five-sided, globular structure supporting the mouth and jaws of sea urchins.
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The functional significance of the relative size of Aristotle's lantern in the sea urchin Echinometra mathaei (de Blainville).
Morphological plasticity in the Aristotle's lantern of Arbacia dufresnii (Phymosomatoida: Arbaciidae) off the Patagonian coast.
KEY WORDS: Aristotle's lantern, sea urchin, growth allometry, Lytechinus variegatus
Plasticity (relative increase or decrease in size) of the feeding apparatus (Aristotle's lantern) has been reported in several echinoderm species (Ebert 1968, Ebert 1980, Black et al.
The Aristotle's lantern index did not differ with temperature treatment except on June 27, but the differences are slight (Table 6).