A neural gland is present above the brain in herdmaina. It is brown in colour. It is present in the mantle. It is 4mm in diameter. It show branching tibuIes. At one end it leads into a short duct which opens by ciliated funnel above the dorsal tubercle. In the blood nephrocytes cell are present. They coiled waste matter. They come to the neural gland from there, they are sent out The neural gland secretes a hormone. It help in metamorphosis. Neural gland is considered homologous to pituitary glands of vertebrates.
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