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A comparative analysis of nematocysts in Pelagia noctiluca and Rhizostoma pulmo from the North Adriatic Sea
Avian, M.; Del Negro, P.; Sandrini, L.R. (1991). A comparative analysis of nematocysts in Pelagia noctiluca and Rhizostoma pulmo from the North Adriatic Sea. Hydrobiologia 216(1): 615-621. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/BF00026521
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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Keywords
    Morphology (animal); Nematocysts; Pelagia noctiluca (Forsskål, 1775) [WoRMS]; Rhizostoma pulmo (Macri, 1778) [WoRMS]; Scyphozoa [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Avian, M.
  • Del Negro, P.
  • Sandrini, L.R.

Abstract
    Nematocysts of the scyphozoans Pelagia noctiluca and Rhizostoma pulmo were examined. In R. pulmo 4 types of nematocyst were observed: heterotrichous microbasic euryteles; holotrichous isorhizas; atrichous a-isorhizas; and atrichous a-isorhizas. In P. noctiluca 5 types of nematocyst were seen: heterotrichous microbasic euryteles; heterotrichous isorhizas (previously described as atrichous isorhizas); holotrichous O-isorhizas; atrichous a-isorhizas; and an undescribed type, which in its structure and discharge mechanism resembles microbasic p-mastigophores. The results show, in both P. noctiluca and R. pulmo, a greater variety of nematocysts than described in previous studies.

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