Cuvierian organs


Cuvierian organs
(ECHINODERMATA: Holothuroidea)
A few, or a tuft of long blind tubules extending from the base of the respiratory trees to the anus; ejected as sticky filaments to entangle possible predators; sometimes called \'cotton spinners\'.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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