The Acrorhagial Response in Anthopleura Krebs I: Intraspecific and Interspecific Recognition

  • Charles H. Bigger


The acrorhagi (marginal sperules) of some sea anemones of the family Actiniidae are normally inconspicuous vesicles at the base of the tentacles, bearing atrich nematocysts (usually some basitrich nematocysts and spirocysts present), which have been considered a major characteristic of acrorhagi (Carlgren, 1949; Abel, 1954; Bonnin, 1964; and Francis, 1973b).


Lower Column Target Animal Oral Disc Coated Coverslip Stone Crab 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles H. Bigger
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  1. 1.Dept. of Biological ScienceFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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