|Morphology of the adhesive papillae of some ascidian larvae|
Turon, X. (1991). Morphology of the adhesive papillae of some ascidian larvae. Cah. Biol. Mar. 32(2): 295-309
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
This paper presents a comparative study of the morphology of the adhesive papillae in the larvae of four ascidian species: Clavelina lepadiformis (Mueller), Polysyncraton lacazei (Giard), Diplosoma spongiforme (Giard) and Ecteinascidia turbinata Herdman. The structure of the papillae varies greatly in these species, from a simple glandular epithelium to a complex structure with glandular, myoepithelial and sensory cells. The species studied cover a wide range of the variation in these organs within the group of the ascidians. Their morphology is discussed on a comparative basis, and in relation to previous studies of other species.