The nauplius stages of the cirripede Tetraclita squamosa rufotincta Pilsbry

Margaret Barnes, Y. Achituv

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Abstract

The nauplius stages of the cirripede Tetraclita squamosa rufotincta Pilsbry from Elat have been cultured and described. There are the usual six larval stages followed by the cypris but the increase in size during development is small compared with many other species. This small increase compares favourably with other species having very large embryos containing an excess of yolk and which do not take external food during larval development. The setation of the larval appendages is less than in other species and on the antenna and mandible does not increase after stage III. It is suggested that the lack of setation, coupled with a reduced development of the labrum, may be a consequence of the lack of a necessity for this species to feed externally during its planktonic life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-165
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Sep 1981

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