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Pholidoteuthis massyae Mantle Dermal Cushions

Richard E. Young and Michael Vecchione

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Figure. Scanning electron micrographs of papillate dermal cuchions of Pholidoteuthis massyae 100 mm ML. A - View of the external surface of the tubercules. B - Dermal cuchions viewed posteriorly. Note longitudinally arranged rows. C - Longitudinal section of dermal cuchions showing mushroom-like shape and channels between cushions. D - Enlargement of a section through a cushion. A, C, D scale bars = 0.1 mm. B scale bar = 0.5 mm. Photographs from Roper and Lu (1990).


Roper, C.F.E. and C.C. Lu 1990. Comparative morphology and function of dermal structures in oceanic squids (Cephalopoda). Smithson. Contr. Zool., No. 493: 1-40.

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