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A revision of the genus Saccoglossus (Enteropneusta) in British waters
Burdon-Jones, C.; Patil, A.M. (1960). A revision of the genus Saccoglossus (Enteropneusta) in British waters. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 134(4): 635-645.
In: Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. Academic Press: London. ISSN 0370-2774, more
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    Enteropneusta [WoRMS]; Saccoglossus Schimkewitsch, 1892 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Burdon-Jones, C.
  • Patil, A.M.

    A comparative study of topotypes of Saccoglossus ruber (Tattersall) S. serpentinus (Assheton) and S. cambrensis Brambell & Cole shows that they are conspecific, and ought henceforth all to be designated S. ruber (Tattersall).

    The following characteristics distinguish S. ruber from all other species of the genus:— 4 to 6 concentric rings of longitudinal fibres in the proboscis, one proboscis pore on left of stalk, proboscis 3 to 7 times the length of the collar, 45 to 95 pairs of branchial pores, 6 to 12 oesophageal pores—2 to 5 rudimentary, 5 histologically distinct regions in the collar and 3 in the oesophagus.

    Munsell, Ridgway and I.S.C.C.—N.S.B. colour designations for the various regions of the body have been tabulated.

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