• Observations on the moulting phenomenon of an isopod,Sphaeroma walkeri

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      Isopod moulting; Sphaeroma walkeri; cuticle

    • Abstract


      Moulting in isopod crustaceans occurs in two phases and the moulting of posterior half precedes the anterior. But in the present study observations were made onSphaeroma walkeri in which during moulting the cuticle in the anterior half is cast off first followed by the posterior half.

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      D Leela Vallabhan1

      1. Wood Preservation Centre (Marine), Forest Research Institute, C/o Zoology Research Laboratory, University of Madras, Madras - 600 005
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