Figure 12.

Diversity of ventral receptacle (VR) morphology across Sepsidae. (A) Autapomorphic VR in Orygma luctuosum; (B) Multi-chambered VR in Themira biloba; (C) Bi-lobed VR with a stalk-like extension of the base in Toxopoda; (D) Bi-lobed VR in Meroplius fukuharail; (E) Bi-lobed VR with two secondary subdivisions in Dicranosepsis distincta; (F) Bi-lobed VR with multiple secondary subdivisions in Sepsis duplicata [scale bar = 0.1 mm].

Puniamoorthy et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010 10:275   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-275
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