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Reteterebella queenslandia Hartman 1863

Spaghetti worm




Lachlan Gleeson (2011)

 

 

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Found ciliated groove along the tentacle. Used to pass food towards the mouth. Also found secretory cells at the top of the groove. Was unusual because they are only found at the top of the grove. We hypothesised that they are mucus secreting cells but were unable to confirm this due to time and equipment constraints. We also found rings of cells in the celomic cavity which were possibly nerve bundles that ran the length of the tentacle. However we were not able to confirm this either.

Section of anterior body shows:

Identified digestive cell walls, secretor cells, pharynx and possible neuron clusters. See pictures

 
 
  Mucus secretor cells found in the grove along the buccal tentacles
   
Oblique cross section of the Branchia Cluster of unidentified cells found throughout the ceolom of buccal tentacle sections
Tip of groove along buccal tentacle showing clustering of secretory cells.

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Classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Annelida
Class
Polychaeta
Order
Terebellida
Family
Terebellidae
Genus
Reteterebella

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Reterebella queenslandia ([auctt.])