Experientia

, Volume 32, Issue 8, pp 1047–1049

Muscular and nervous systems of the cubopolyp (Cnidaria)

Authors

  • B. Werner
    • Biologische Anstalt Helgoland
    • Department of AnatomyDalhousie University
    • Department of Marine SciencesUniversity of Puerto Rico
  • D. M. Chapman
    • Biologische Anstalt Helgoland
    • Department of AnatomyDalhousie University
    • Department of Marine SciencesUniversity of Puerto Rico
  • Ch. E. Cutress
    • Biologische Anstalt Helgoland
    • Department of AnatomyDalhousie University
    • Department of Marine SciencesUniversity of Puerto Rico
Specialia Anatomica, Histologica, Embryologica, Carcinologica

DOI: 10.1007/BF01933964

Cite this article as:
Werner, B., Chapman, D.M. & Cutress, C.E. Experientia (1976) 32: 1047. doi:10.1007/BF01933964

Summary

New observations on the morphology, anatomy, asexual reproduction and metamorphosis of the formerly unknown polyp of the tropical Cubomedusae resulted in the conclusion that a new class Cubozoa must be established and positioned between the Scyphozoa and Hydrozoa. This conclusion could be confirmed by the histological investigation of the cubopolyp's muscular and nervous systems by light and transmission electron microscopy.

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