Hermodice caruncle

Peter Wirtz peter.wirtz at clix.pt
Sun Jul 7 14:53:24 EST 2002


Dear colleagues,

what is the function of the "caruncle" of Hermodice carunculata, i.e. the large, 
red, pleated protuberance on the head ?  

Apologies for probably a very trivial question,

Peter


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