Philine auriformis radula

August 10, 1998
From: Bill Rudman

Here are some SEM photos of the radular teeth of Philine auriformis. I have posted a comparison between the size of the radula of this species and the Californian species with which it has been identified.

UPPER: inner radular tooth from the right side.

LOWER: view from side of the radular ribbon showing the small reduced outer radular teeth.

PHOTOS: Alison Miller.

As I have discussed under the Californian species , differences in the penial anatomy and size of radular teeth show that the Californian species cannot be identified with Philine auriformis. .. Bill Rudman.

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