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.
Mollusca, Gastropoda, Patella caerulea, Patella rustica, radula
MUTAF, BERİA FALAKALI and AKŞİT, DENİZ
"Further SEM assessment of radular characters of the limpets Patella caerulea Linneaus 1758 and P. rustica Linneaus 1758 (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Antalya Bay, Turkey,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 33:
3, Article 13.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol33/iss3/13