The organization of the lophophore is the main feature used for the identification of phoronid species. The structure of the lophophore and tentacles in seven phoronid species (Phoronis ovalis, P. ijimai, P. hippocrepia, P. svetlanae, P. australis, Phoronopsis harmeri, and Ph. malakhovi) collected in different areas of the World Ocean was studied. Two new patterns of the phoronid lophophore structure were found: “transition to horseshoe-shaped” (as in P. ovalis from Aniva Bay and in P. ijimai from the coast of Iturup Island, Sea of Okhotsk) and “transition to spiral” (in burrowing specimens P. hippocrepia from Aniva Bay, P. svetlanae and Ph. harmeri from Vostok Bay, Sea of Japan). For the first time it was shown that phoronid species with different types of the lophophore structure possess different kinds of tentacles. Thus, five types of phoronid tentacles were identified that vary in the shape of their cross section: rounded, oval, ellipsoid, rectangular, and skittle-shaped. A correlation was found between lophophore organization and the type of tentacles in phoronids. A table of the correlation between body size, lophophore organization, tentacle structure, and mode of life in different phoronid species is proposed.
Russian Journal of Marine Biology – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 16, 2010
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera