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Two forms of nemertinea larvae of Pilidium gyrans from Pacific waters of southeastern Asia

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A description of two forms of pilidia from the pilidium gyrans group is given. Pilidia collected in the South China Sea have additional lobes and chromatophores that differentiate them from all known species. Pilidia from the Sea of Japan have no lobes, nor chromatophores, and probably belong to Lineus alborostratus.

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Original Russian Text © A.V. Chernyshev, 2006, published in Biologiya Morya.

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Chernyshev, A.V. Two forms of nemertinea larvae of Pilidium gyrans from Pacific waters of southeastern Asia. Russ J Mar Biol 32, 382–383 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063074006060083

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  • Nemetinea
  • pilidia