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The larval compound eye of barnacles

  • Eric Hallberg
  • Rolf Elofsson
Publishing year: 1983
Language: English
Pages: 17-24
Publication/Series: Journal of Crustacean Biology
Volume: 3
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Crustacean Soc.

Abstract english

The compound eye of the cypris larva of Balanus crenatus comprises about 10 ommatidia. The ommatidia possess a crystalline cone formed by three cone cells, two distal pigment cells, and six retinular cells that together form the rhabdom. The compound eye of the cypris larva of Balanus exhibits similarities to that of branchiurans and ostracodes, but the latter two groups share more common characteristics.


  • Zoology


  • ISSN: 0278-0372
Eric Hallberg
E-mail: eric [dot] hallberg [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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