Authors: BERİA FALAKALI MUTAF, DENİZ AKŞİT
Abstract: This paper aims to elucidate the structure and design of radulae of 2 species of limpet, namely Patella caerulea and P. rustica. Samples were examined by light microscope and SEM. Although the general formula is the same, the pattern of each dentition differed between the 2 species. General morphology and histology of odontophore showed structural significance of the organ, suggesting a further study to confirm ecological choice of the genus at different intertidal levels.
Keywords: Mollusca, Gastropoda, Patella caerulea, Patella rustica, radula
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