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Fig. 7 | BMC Zoology

Fig. 7

From: Morphology of powerful suction organs from blepharicerid larvae living in raging torrents

Fig. 7

The V-notch apodeme extends posteriorly into the body to attach to a dedicated muscle. 3D reconstruction using X-ray synchrotron data of Liponeura cinerascens. (a) Overview of the suction organ digitally dissected to reveal the apodeme and the V-notch muscle (arrows). The muscle attaches to the inner dorsal wall. Note the cuff muscles next to the V-notch muscles (marked by an asterisk). (b) Lateral view of the apodeme and V-notch muscle. The curvature of the apodeme is clearly visible. Scale bars 100 μm

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