Glossobalanus berkeleyi. Photo from the BJ Swalla collection
Description: This hemichordate is a Ptychoderidae, as evidenced by a short proboscis and the prominent black hepatic sacs in the posterior abdominal region. Enteropneust hemichordates have an anterior proboscis, a neck region, and then the abdominal region, which contains the gill slits and gonads.
Author: Swalla, Billie J.
JPG file - 41.94 kB - 927 x 501 pixels
added on 2011-05-06 - 1376 views
Glossobalanus berkeleyi Willey, 1931checked Konikoff, Charlotte 2011-08-19
Click here to return to thumbnails.
Disclaimer: WoRMS does not exercise any editorial control over the information displayed here. However, if you come across any misidentifications, spelling mistakes or low quality pictures, your comments would be very much appreciated. You can reach us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or adding a comment, we will correct the information or remove the image from the website when necessary or in case of doubt.