Sayenko E.M., Kholin S.K. 2008. [Glochidia morphology of two species of Nodularia (Bivalvia: Unionidae: Nodulariinae) from Primorye Territory] // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.4 (for 2007). No.2: 185–194 [in Russian, with English summary].

Institute of Biology and Soil Sciences, Far-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, prospect 100-let Vladivostok 159, Vladivostok 690022 Russia. E-mail: sayenko@ibss.dvo.ru

KEY WORDS: glochidium, Nodularia abbreviata, Nodularia vladivostokensis, Nodulariinae.

ABSTRACT: First data on morphology of glochidia of freshwater bivalves (najades) Nodularia abbreviata (Westerlund, 1897) and Nodularia vladivostokensis Moskvicheva, 1973 (Unionidae: Nodulariinae) from Primorye Territory are given, including the comparison with literature. It is shown that glochidia of all investigated species of Nodularia can vary in size (length, height, length of ligament) and shape; variability of glochidial hooks is also noted.

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