Radula of Californian Philine orientalis

August 10, 1998
From: Bill Rudman

Here are some SEM photos of the radula. They are very similar to those of the Hong Kong species I have tentatively identifed as Philine orientalis but in that species the denticles are not arranged in a uniform comb-like pattern as here in the Californian specimens. .. Bill Rudman.

UPPER: Whole tooth showing denticles along the edge of the tooth.
LOWER: magnified view of denticles.
PHOTOS: Alison Miller.

Rudman, W.B., 1998 (Aug 10). Comment on Radula of Californian Philine orientalis by Bill Rudman. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/202

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