Accession Number : AD0783354

Title :   Scanning Electron Microscope Studies on the Radula Teeth of Two Species of Marine Gastropods,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Freeman,Shirley E. ; Silva,S. R.

Report Date : 09 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The scanning electron microscope has been used to determine the surface morphology of the complex radula teeth of two species of marine gastropods of the genus Conus. The teeth are adapted to the capture of prey and show characteristic modelling of the pointed apex and surrounding barbs. The shafts of the teeth are formed from a rolled sheet of apparently chitinous material and are thickened and expanded at the base to form a butt and basal spur. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Electron microscopy, *Gastropoda, *Teeth, Australia, Mollusca, Anatomy

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE