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Many authors have discussed the plasticity of form of this species (e.g. Thèel, 1875, 1905; Gerould, 1913; W. Fischer, 1923; Cutler, 1973 and Cutler and Cutler, 1987). There are certain populations exhibiting at least two morphs, which vary in shape of holdfast papillae, size of hook, and site of origin of the ventral retractor muscle. (From Cutler, 1994)


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