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Invertebrate Brain Gallery

Many invertebrate animals have evolved a rich variety of brains (head ganglia). Unusually large brains of squids and octopuses and small but sophisticated brains of arthropods, especially those of insects, are among the most fascinating brains created on earth by natural selection. Here, photographs of invertebrates of 6 phyla, 35 orders and 47 species and those of their central nervous systems are presented, with brief explanations of their characteristics. Enjoy seeing the pictures and consider evolution of brains in invertebrates. These images can be only used for research and education freely. Providers (Dr. Makoto Mizunami) have copyright for images and documents.

Hemideina femorata Back to the top page of brain gallery
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NakamuraF
2006-10-25
20:08
Tree weta/ Hemideina femorata
Body length: 5 cm.
Weta is one of the groups of primitive crickets, which may have its origin in Gondwana land (Africa, South America and Oceania at present), and are endemic to New Zealand. They are called king cricket. They are nocturnal, flightless and most commonly live in holes in trees. Tree weta can grow up to 5cm in length, but one weta group, giant weta (Deinacrida), have a body length up to 10 cm.

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ID51
AuthorNakamuraF
Date2006-10-25
SeqC10
Views4085
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Arthropoda
  • Insecta
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