Scaphopoda


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Scaphopoda

[skə′fäp·əd·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A class of the phylum Mollusca in which the soft body fits the external, curved and tapering, nonchambered, aragonitic shell which is open at both ends.
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Catalog of species-group names of Recent and fossil Scaphopoda (Mollusca).
The development of the serotonergic and FMRF-amidergic nervous system in Antalis entalis (Mollusca, Scaphopoda).
A major enigma regarding the comparative structure of the apical sensory organ among gastropod larvae relates to the distinctive long ciliary tuft that is a characteristic component of this larval structure in many other spiralians, including at least some members of the molluscan classes: Scaphopoda, Polyplacophora, Aplacophora, and Bivalvia (see reviews by Raven, 1966; Verdonk and van den Biggelaar, 1983).
The Aplacophora, Monoplacophora, Polyplacophora, Bivalvia, and Scaphopoda are exclusively benthic and opaque.
The molecular aspects of trochoblast-specific gene expression in molluscs have been conserved in the Polyplacophora, Scaphopoda, and Gastropoda.
The Solenogastres (= Neomeniomorpha), Caudofoveata (= Chaetodermomorpha), and Polyplacophora were grouped in the subphylum Aculifera, and the Monoplacophora, Bivalvia, Gastropoda, Scaphopoda, and Cephalopoda were placed in the subphylum Conchifera.
An ultrastructural analysis of Dentalium vulgare (Mollusca, Scaphopoda) gametes with special reference to early events of fertilization.
Introduction to Scaphopoda. Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, Hamburg.
Systematics of Mollusca in Japan - Bivalvia and Scaphopoda. Hokuryukan, 372 pp.