Science Diliman, Vol 7 & 8 (1995-1996)

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Anatomy of the Digestive System of Radix sp. (Bassomatophora: Lymnaeidae) from Lake Taal, Batangas

Aileen Joyce Cukingnan, Roberto Pagulayan

Abstract


The digestive anatomy of Radix sp. from Taal Lake, Batangas, Philippines, was studied. The major differences with the other known lymnaeids previously described from the Philippines are found in the radular formula, presence of intestinal caecum, the orientation of the pylorus and the intestine, and the number of loops made by the intestine around the stomach and the digestive gland.

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