|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1975|
|Authors:||D. G. Emery|
|Journal:||Tissue and Cell|
|Keywords:||Cephalopod, Lolliguncula, neurophysiology, olfactory, sensory, skin, squid|
The olfactory organ of the squid has a thick, pseudostratified epithelium containing five morphological types of ciliated receptors. In the simplest receptors the cilia originate separately in the distal pole of the cell. All other receptors have some type of cilia filled cavity, varying from a simple pocket of cilia at the surface to a completely closed vesicle filled with cilia in cells deep in the epithelium. The receptors are compared to cells in the rhinophore of Nautilus and the olfactory organs of coleoid cephalopods. Possible functions of the olfactory organ, based on its morphology, are discussed.