Figure. Scanning electron micrographs of papillate dermal cuchions of Pholidoteuthis massyae 100 mm ML. A - View of the external surface of the tubercules. B - Dermal cuchions viewed posteriorly. Note longitudinally arranged rows. C - Longitudinal section of dermal cuchions showing mushroom-like shape and channels between cushions. D - Enlargement of a section through a cushion. A, C, D scale bars = 0.1 mm. B scale bar = 0.5 mm. Photographs from Roper and Lu (1990).
Pholidoteuthis massyae Mantle Dermal CushionsRichard E. Young and Michael Vecchione
Roper, C.F.E. and C.C. Lu 1990. Comparative morphology and function of dermal structures in oceanic squids (Cephalopoda). Smithson. Contr. Zool., No. 493: 1-40.
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