inhalant siphon

inhalant siphon

[in′hā·lənt ′sī·fən]
(invertebrate zoology)
A channel for water intake in the mantle of bivalve mollusks. Also known as incurrent siphon.
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2001) showed that the effect of current velocity on the clearance of Mytilus edulis depends on the orientation of the inhalant siphon in relation to current direction.
They have two siphons--an inhalant siphon that they use to pull water into their bodies, and an exhalant siphon that they use to expel water and wastes.
The inhalant siphon transports seawater containing dissolved oxygen and suspended microalgae, which is pumped via the ciliated ctenidia (gills), whereas the exhalant siphon expels rejected food particles and pseudo feces (Feldman et al.
Eight mussels (4 mussels per trial with two replicates; n = 8) were attached to the vertical posts in the 4 feeding chambers using Velcro[TM] so that their exhalant siphons were oriented toward the camera lenses, with the inhalant siphon facing into the flow of water and the exhalant siphon facing downstream to prevent any recirculated water from entering the inhalant siphon (Fig.
ABSTRACT To study the process of regeneration and its effect on the morphology of the inhalant siphon of a tellineacean bivalve, Donax denticulatus, individuals were artificially amputated and placed in aquaria under laboratory conditions, in the absence of predators.
Pekkarinen (1984) also registered significant growth rates differences in individuals of Macoma balthica, a tellinacean bivalve, when inhalant siphon was removed.
Luzzatto and Penchaszadeh (2001) studied changes in regeneration rates of inhalant siphon of Donax hanleyanus, and showed that this process had a sigmoidal behavior.
Regeneration of the inhalant siphon of Donax hanleyanus Philippi 1847 (Bivalvia, Donacidae) from Argentina.