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Free Content Notes on the Anatomy of the Queen Conch, Strombus gigas

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The external appearance of Strombus gigas Linnaeus is described. Internal anatomy is described and illustrated, emphasis being placed on the structure of the stomach, the blood vascular system and the kidney; and a suggestion is made concerning the functioning of the latter and of the nephridial gland. The nervous system is shown in illustrations, and some of its details are discussed. The reproductive system is not described.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 June 1965

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