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Étude morphologique du tube digestif de quelques Turridae (Mollusca-Gastropoda-Prosobranchia-Toxoglossa) de la région de Roscoff = Morphological study of the digestive tract of some Turridae (Mollusca,Gastropods, Prosobranchia, Toxoglossa) from the Roscoff region
Sheridan, R.; Van Mol, J.-J. (1973). Étude morphologique du tube digestif de quelques Turridae (Mollusca-Gastropoda-Prosobranchia-Toxoglossa) de la région de Roscoff = Morphological study of the digestive tract of some Turridae (Mollusca,Gastropods, Prosobranchia, Toxoglossa) from the Roscoff region. Cah. Biol. Mar. 14(2): 159-188
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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  • Sheridan, R.
  • Van Mol, J.-J.

Abstract
    The digestive tract of 7 spp of Turridae (Lora rufa, Mangelia costulata, M. coarctata, M. nebula, Philbertia linearis, P. purpurea, Haedropleura septangularis) has been the object of morphological, histological and histochemical studies. Its structure, compared to Stenoglossa (Muricoidea, Buccinoidea, Volutoidea), appears much simpler. There is a strong reduction of the salivary glands and of the stomach which has only retained the typhlosolis as an ancestral structure. The poison gland is similar to that found in Conidae and Terebridae. It disappears in P. linearis where the radula and the salivary glands are also missing. Attention has been focused on the anterior part of the digestive tract and an evolutionary scheme for the proboscis of Toxoglossa is proposed. It appears that Toxoglossa originated independently of Stenoglossa, from a group possessing an acrembolic proboscis.

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