Egg energetics, fertilization kinetics, and population structure in echinoids with facultatively feeding larvae.

@article{Zigler2008EggEF,
  title={Egg energetics, fertilization kinetics, and population structure in echinoids with facultatively feeding larvae.},
  author={Kirk S. Zigler and Harilaos A Lessios and Rudolf A. Raff},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={215 2},
  pages={191-9}
}
Larvae of marine invertebrates either arise from small eggs and feed during their development or arise from large eggs that proceed to metamorphosis sustained only from maternal provisioning. Only a few species are known to possess facultatively feeding larvae. Of about 250 echinoid species with known mode of development, only two, Brisaster latifrons and Clypeaster rosaceus, are known to develop through facultatively planktotrophic larvae. To obtain more information on this form of development… CONTINUE READING

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