Absence of toxin-producing parapodial glands in amphinomid polychaetes (fireworms)

Eckert G.J. (1985) Absence of toxin-producing parapodial glands in amphinomid polychaetes (fireworms). Toxicon, 23 2: 350-353. doi:10.1016/0041-0101(85)90160-6


Author Eckert G.J.
Title Absence of toxin-producing parapodial glands in amphinomid polychaetes (fireworms)
Journal name Toxicon   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0041-0101
Publication date 1985-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0041-0101(85)90160-6
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 350
End page 353
Total pages 4
Subject 3005 Toxicology
Abstract Amphinomid polychaetes (fireworms) have been responsible for 'bristleworm stingings' and their large setae are reputed to be filled with toxin. The setae and parapodia of Eurythoe complanata, Chloeia flava and Pherecardia striata were examined using histological and scanning electron microscope techniques. No evidence was found for hypothesised toxin-producing glands communicating with the parapodial setae. Setae were hollow, but empty. It is suggested that these polychaetes are urticating rather than toxic.
Q-Index Code C1
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