attrahens


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attrahens

(ˈætrəˌhɛnz; əˈtreɪənz)
adj
(of muscle) drawing or pulling towards
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On two occasions since 2009, staff of Nautica Environmental Associates have discovered dead specimens of Brechites attrahens (synonym Brechites vaginiferus) while undertaking marine ecological surveys in the vicinity of Abu Dhabi Island.
Brechites attrahens is an Indian Ocean species with a wide distribution stretching at least from Western Australia to the Red Sea, but it is believed to be very rare wherever it occurs.
Fine nerves from the SSN, each containing immunopositive dendrites, branched extensively over adjacent musculature; the attrahens and anterior prosomal muscles were particularly well innervated.