opisthobranch

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opisthobranch

any member of the molluscan subclass Opisthobranchia -marine forms mainly lacking shells, such as sea slugs.
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The Sacoglossa are therefore ripe for comparative studies of hermaphrodite mating strategies, and for testing assumptions of obligate outcrossing in opisthobranchs.
Sperm trading and sex roles in the hermaphroditic opisthobranch sea slug Navanax inermis: eager females or opportunistic males.
Surprisingly, the compounds found in phyllidiid nudibranchs have rarely been tested as fish feeding deterrents even though these opisthobranchs are conspicuously colored and are diurnal.
In the opisthobranchs, LAAOs occur with both phylogenetic and organ-level differences (Fig.
The spawn and development of twenty-nine New South Wales opisthobranchs (Mollusca: Gastropoda).
Anti-tubulin labeling reveals ampullary neuron ciliary bundles in opisthobranch larvae and a new putative neural structure associated with the apical ganglion.
Recent investigations of interstitial opisthobranchs have shown the importance of providing a detailed three-dimensional representation of anatomical structure, which allows for a better assessment of organ system homology and function (Sommerfeldt and Schrodl, 2005; Neusser et al.
Range extensions of six opisthobranchs to Punta Rosarito, Baja California.
Pacific Coast Nudibranchs: a guide to the opisthobranchs, Alaska to Baja California.
Internal primers for 16S designed for another group of opisthobranchs (Ornelas-Gatdula et al.
Although Harris (1973) demonstrated that many pigments are taken up by opisthobranchs with the food and incorporated into the notum, color pattern is recognized as an important trait in taxonomic descriptions (e.