Effects of egg size reduction and larval feeding on juvenile quality for a species with facultative-feeding development

@inproceedings{Allen2006EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of egg size reduction and larval feeding on juvenile quality for a species with facultative-feeding development},
  author={Jonathan D. Allen and Christina Zakas and Robert D. Podolsky},
  year={2006}
}
In free-spawning marine invertebrates, larval development typically proceeds by one of two modes: planktotrophy (obligate larval feeding) from small eggs or lecithotrophy (obligate non-feeding) from relatively large eggs. In a rare third developmental mode, facultative planktotrophy, larvae can feed, but do not require particulate food to complete metamorphosis. Facultative planktotrophy is thought to be an intermediate condition that results from an evolutionary increase in energy content in… CONTINUE READING