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External sensory structure in Annelids

Fauchald Kristian Fauchald.Kristian at NMNH.SI.EDU
Fri May 21 22:01:01 EST 2004

It is my experience that similar structures are present on the antennae, 
dorsal cirri, sometimes ventral cirri, sometimes scattered on parapodia and 
elsewhere on basically every polychaete I have had the opportunity to study. 
Back in Pleistocene, before SEM, we used to refer to them, informally as 
epidermal sensory structures, without any evidence of structure or function!  

Now we know what they look like, at least....    

Kristian Fauchald

Kristian Fauchald, Research Zoologist
Department of Zoology
NMNH, Smithsonian Institution
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