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Title: Cucullanus truttae male spicule
Description: This image shows the everted needle shaped spicule of a male of the Cucullanus truttae species. Spicules are characteristic copulatory structures of male nematodes and can be useful in distinguishing species as they differ in size, shape and number (most nematodes have 2). For similar pictures of different species please see the images entitled andquot;Cystidicola farionis male spiculeandquot; and andquot;Haplonema tenerrimum male spiculeandquot;.
Photographer: Roger Sweeting
Curator: Freshwater Biological Association
Copyright Holder: Freshwater Biological Association
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Note (original item): Record creation date:2008-08-19 14:17:09
Subject Keywords: Nematode; spicule
Taxonomic Keywords: Nematoda; cucullanus truttae
Taxonomic Depictions: Cucullanus truttae

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Citation of this item should be as follows:
Sweeting, Roger [Photographer] (2016) Cucullanus truttae male spicule [image] Freshwater Biological Association [publisher] Permalink:

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