BROODING BEHAVIOR OF A SIX-RAYED STARFISH, LEPTASTERIAS HEXACTIS

@article{Chia1966BROODINGBO,
  title={BROODING BEHAVIOR OF A SIX-RAYED STARFISH, LEPTASTERIAS HEXACTIS},
  author={F. -S. Chia},
  journal={The Biological Bulletin},
  year={1966},
  volume={130},
  pages={304-315}
}
  • F. Chia
  • Published 1 June 1966
  • Biology
  • The Biological Bulletin
1. The brooding habit is apparently necessary for these animals; none of the embryos survived without brooding.2. The main functions provided by brooding are protection, cleaning, maintenance of a uniform environment, and initiating the hatching process.3. During brooding, the animals are particularly sensitive to the substratum. They not only favor the under and vertical surface of rocks, but also prefer the darker-colored and rougher-surfaced rocks.4. At the time of brooding, Leptasterias… 

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