mantle cavity

mantle cavity

[′mant·əl ‚kav·əd·ē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The space between mantle and body proper in bivalve mollusks.
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The presence of this enzyme in pallial fluid of both clams and oysters is likely a result of diapedesis of hemocytes into the mantle cavity and/or mantle epithelial cell secretions.
In many gastropods the anus, gills and mantle cavity are rotated 180 degrees.
across the roof of the right half of the mantle cavity (Figs 1D, 2C, 4B).
It uses a sort of jet propulsion to pull water into the mantle cavity of its shell and then blow it out the siphon beneath the tentacles.
The family Malacobdellidae comprises a single genus, Malacobdella, with 6 species inhabiting the mantle cavity of bivalves (Jensen & Sadeghian 2005).
None of the 12 oysters sampled in August 2006 had any larvae in the mantle cavity and most showed signs of diminishing gonad sizes.
For each three stocks of healthy scallops, 24 scallops were injected in the muscle, 24 in the mantle cavity and 24 were simply exposed to the mixture being added to the seawater in the aquaria.
To date ripe ova have only been found in the mantle cavity of L.
According to Starr's classification of the symbiosis continuum (Ahmadjian & Paracer 1986), the ciliate Conchophthirus acuminatus (Claparede & Lachmann, 1858) (Scuticociliatida: Conchophthiridae) is endosymbiotic (residing most of its lifespan inside the mantle cavity of Dreissena), persistent (remains within its host for a long time); obligate (so highly adapted to its symbiotic existence that it cannot survive long outside its host), and highly specific (found virtually only in Dreissena spp.
The shell plays a role in primary defense for protection of the organ system of the mantle cavity, mainly against physical and mechanical stimuli.