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Noun1.solenogaster - deep-water wormlike mollusks lacking calcareous plates on the body but having fine slimy spicules on the covering mantle
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
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In relation to the Gbx genes, they have been previously identified in three cephalopods, two gastropods, one solenogaster, and six bivalves.
For entoprocts and small brachiopods (Novocrania anomala and Macandrevia cranium), whole-body tissue was employed; for larger brachiopods (Glottidia pyramidata, Hemithris psittacea, and Laqueus californicus), extractions focused on mantle and muscle; for the solenogaster (a.k.a neomenioid) aplacophoran mollusc Proneomenia custodiens, unhatched juveniles were used.
Notably, Salvini-Plawen himself states "the available characters are extremely homoplastic and that homology decisions are far too uncertain to accept the resulting trees as reflections of the phylogeny of the Solenogastres." Therefore, studies of entire internal hard parts are desirable to provide additional characters to evaluate solenogaster evolution.