• Form and function of the mantle edge in Protobranchia (Mollusca: Bivalvia) 

      Salas-Casanova, Maria del Carmen; Bueno-Pérez, Juan de Dios; Lopez-Tellez, Juan Felix; Checa, Antonio (Elsevier, 2022-08)
      We analyzed, by optical and transmission electron microscopy, the morphology and function of the mantle edge, including the formation of the periostracum, of ten species of protobranchs. Five species from the order Nuculida, ...
    • Sclerites of Solenogastres: their formation and crystal organization 

      Castro-Claros, Juan Diego; Yin, Xiang; Griessaber, Erika; Cobo, Carmen; Schmahl, Wolfgang W.; [et al.] (Spixiana, 2022-07)
      Solenogastres are small-sized, elongate, cylindrical, worm-like molluscs, which have small calcified sclerites (spicules, spines and scales) embedded in their cuticle. They develop a ventral furrow with a short, rudimentary ...
    • Shell-muscle attachment in the bivalves Ostrea stentina Payraudeau, 1826 and Anomia ephippium Linnaeus, 1758 

      Castro-Claros, Juan Diego; Salas-Casanova, Maria del Carmen; Lucena-Serrano, Cristina; Checa, Antonio (2019-10-07)
      The muscles of the mantle in bivalves attach to the shell valves and retract the mantle edges. Among them, the adductors are particularly important for the survival of the animal. Most studies have addressed the type and ...
    • The sensorial function of the girdle of the Polyplacophora 

      Salas, Carmen; Checa, Antonio; Vendrasco, Michael (Frontiers, 2016)
      The sensorial function of the girdle of the Polyplacophora Carmen Salas1, Antonio G. Checa2,3, Michael J. Vendrasco2 1Depto. Biología Animal, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain; 2Departamento ...