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The juxtaposed compound eye and organ of Bellonci in Haploops tubicola (Crustacea:Amphipoda)- the fine structure of the organ of Bellonci.

  • Rolf Elofsson
  • Eric Hallberg
  • Heimo Nilsson
Publishing year: 1980
Language: English
Pages: 255-262
Publication/Series: Zoomorphology
Volume: 96
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Springer

Abstract english

The amphipod species Haploops tubicola has an unusual compound eye that is divided into three separate parts, each with one common cuticular lens. The dorso-frontal eyepair has, in addition to the lens, a so-called vitreous body, which is constructed like a dioptric lens and is inserted in the ray-path. The ‘vitreous body’ is actually — and for which evidence is presented — a secretory product formed in the intercellular spaces of the organ of Bellonci. Histochemical analysis has shown that the secretion is strongly PAS-positive and lacks glycogen.


  • ISSN: 0720-213X
Eric Hallberg
E-mail: eric [dot] hallberg [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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Functional zoology

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