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Ultrastructural features of the light organs of Histioteuthis macrohista (Mollusca: Cephalopoda)

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Abstract

The general morphology and ultrastructure of the epidermal and arm tip photophores of H. macrohista have been compared. Both types of photophore have similar structures

and the photocytes of each are characterized by dense aggregations of endoplasmic reticulum. The filter region of the epidermal photophores contains protoporphyrin.

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