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From: Innervation of the lophophore suggests that the phoronid Phoronis ovalis is a link between phoronids and bryozoans

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General morphology of Phoronis ovalis. (A) the lophophore of live animal extended from the tube, which is embedded into the shell, (B) whole live animal viewed from the right, (C) the lophophore viewed from the top, SEM, (D) whole animal, which is embedded into the shell (sh) and forms a bud (bd), (E) sagittal semithin section of whole animal: the difference between anterior and posterior parts of the body is evident. Abbreviations: a, anus; ah, anal hill; apb, anterior part of the body; bd, bud; ep, epistome; in, intestine; lph, lophophore; m, mouth; ph, pharynx; ppb, posterior part of the body; pr, prestomach; st, stomach; pt, portion of tube; sh, shell; t, tentacle.

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