An external morphological assessment on sensilla types and cuticular structures of Galeodes araneoides (Pallas, 1772) (Solifugae, Galeodidae)

Baran S., ERDEK M.

Biharean Biologist, vol.16, no.1, pp.16-20, 2022 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: Biharean Biologist
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.16-20
  • Keywords: contact chemoreceptor, Galeodes araneoides, mechanoreceptor, sensilla, Solifugae
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


Some morphological structures were surveyed on males and females of the Galeodes araneoides (Pallas, 1772) by using scanning electron microscope. Four sensilla types (sensilla ampullaceae, sensilla basiconica, sensilla chaetica, sensilla trichodea) and three cuticular structures (epicuticular gland opening-like structure, microtrichia, tarsal pores) were described. Males were shown to have the most sensilla diversity. The subtypes of each sensillum were described on different body parts and they function as mechanoreceptors and contact chemoreceptors.