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Comparative morphology of Astraea latispina (Philippi, 1844) and Astraea olfersii (Philippi, 1846) (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Turbinidae)

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Author(s): MONTEIRO J. C. | COELHO A. C. S.

Journal: Brazilian Journal of Biology
ISSN 1519-6984

Volume: 62;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 135;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: Mollusca | Turbinidae | Astraea | morphology | Brazil

ABSTRACT
The present study examines comparatively the soft parts of turbinids Astraea latispina and Astraea olfersii. The characters of soft parts of these species, in agreement with Trochoidea organization, allow a differencial diagnosis on the cefalic lappets, appendix of eye-stalk, hypobranchial glands, jaws, radulae, and stomach spiral caecum, which information will be helpful in taxonomic studies.
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