On the anatomy, natural history, and reproduction of Cyphoma, a marine prosobranch gastropod

  • Ghiselin M
  • Wilson B
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Abstract

The mantle cavity is described for two species; effects of detorsion are conspicuous. Feeding on alcyonarians, copulation, occurrence in sexual pairs, and fighting are described. Functional anatomy and histology of the reproductive system are treated in detail; the mechanism of egg-mass for- mation is explained. Albumen, membrane and mucous glands are present. Possible homologies of female structures are discussed.

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  • M.T. Ghiselin

  • B.R. Wilson

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