*Marine Biological Station (University of Liverpool), Port Erin, Isle of Man.
The neurosecretory system of the eyestalk of Carcinus maenas (Crustacea: Decapoda)
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
Journal of Zoology
Volume 166, Issue 3, pages 313–321, March 1972
How to Cite
Smith, G. and Naylor, E. (1972), The neurosecretory system of the eyestalk of Carcinus maenas (Crustacea: Decapoda). Journal of Zoology, 166: 313–321. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1972.tb03101.x
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 15 September 1971
The optic ganglia neurosecretory cells of male and female Carcinus maenas during intermoult are distinguishable into six types based on size, location, appearance and method of secretory material release from the perikaryon. Release occurs via the sinus gland and also, in one case, directly into blood capillaries among the neurosecretory cells themselves. The sinus gland consists of axonal extensions of the neurosecretory cells; no secretory granules are produced there and nuclei observed between the axonal endings are those of ill-defined glial cells.