Turbellarian taxonomic database

Proporus brochii Notes

Proporus brochii Westblad 1945

  Westblad E 1945 (citation)- description and illustration of this species from subtidal
  Westblad E 1946 (citation)- compares Hallangia proporoides with this species.
  Westblad E 1948 (citation)- p 17 on parenchyma in, p 25 on nerves in, p 29 unpaired ovaries in, 
  	p 30 large size of eggs noted- also abortive eggs used as nourishment, p 33 simple
  	mail copulatory organ- simple tube without penis- many glands.
  Marcus E 1952 (citation)- mentions p 21.
  Steinbock O 1966 (citation)- mentions p 135.	
  Karling TG 1968 (citation)- uses pharynx here as example of simple type.
  Beklemischev VN 1969 (citation)- vol II, p 85 notes nervous system has developed "endon".
  Dorjes J 1971 (citation)- description and illustrations p 115.  also diagnosis p 133.  
  	synonomy p 116.		
  Dorjes J, Karling TG	1975 (citation)- Norway, Swedish Museum of Natural History.
  Crezee M 1975 (citation)- on statocyst in p 840.

[translated from Doerjes 1971]

Proporus brochi Westblad 1945

    Gulmarfjord (Skar ca 110 m deep) Sweden
    Oslofjord (Degerud and Vestmeiet 100-150 m deep) Norway

deep form from 1.0 mm long, 0.2-0.3 mm wide, round in cross-section
slow-moving ("indolent")
epidermis distinctively insunk, w/ numerous rhabdite glands
mucous glands limited to front end; few frontalglands to frontal organ, united over the mouth
body-wall muscluature of normal type w/ outer circular, inner longitudinal
muscular pharynx-simplex tube, with widely distributed pharyngeal glands
mouth on front end of body pole
proximal pharnyx opening w/ dilatotors
bilobed brain over pharynx, around the statocyst
    sending out 3 pairs body nerves and numerous muscles (?)
no eyes
ovary unpaired, ventral in middle third body 
    no accessory organs
    oocytes rounded
testes follicular, distributed over the dorsal side
    copulatory organ simple, on end of body [terminal], consisting of short antrum masculinum,
    ball-shaped seminal vesicle and a few accessory gland cells

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