Phylogenetics links monster larva to deep-sea shrimp

  title={Phylogenetics links monster larva to deep-sea shrimp},
  author={Heather D. Bracken-Grissom and Darryl L. Felder and Nicole L. Vollmer and Joel W. Martin and Keith A. Crandall},
  journal={Ecology and Evolution},
  pages={2367 - 2373}
Mid-water plankton collections commonly include bizarre and mysterious developmental stages that differ conspicuously from their adult counterparts in morphology and habitat. Unaware of the existence of planktonic larval stages, early zoologists often misidentified these unique morphologies as independent adult lineages. Many such mistakes have since been corrected by collecting larvae, raising them in the lab, and identifying the adult forms. However, challenges arise when the larva is… 

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