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Description

provided by NMNH Antarctic Invertebrates

“Family RHOPALOMENIIDAE Salvini-Plawen, 1978

Rhopalomeniidae Salvini-Plawen, 1978. Zoologica, 44 (128): 158.

Thick cuticle, with epidermal papillae. Sclerites acicular in various layers; neither hook-shaped elements, nor dorso-pharyngeal papilla gland, nor respiratory organs. Radula distichous or missing. Foregut glandular organs of ducts with subepithelially arranged gland cells (type A) and/or with epithelial glands (type C) with outleading duct.”

(García-Álvarez & Salvini-Plawen, 2007: 113)

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author
García-Álvarez & Salvini-Plawen, 2007: 113
project
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - Antarctic Invertebrates