Post-embryonic larval development and metamorphosis of the hydroidEudendrium racemosum (Cavolini) (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria)

@article{Sommer2006PostembryonicLD,
  title={Post-embryonic larval development and metamorphosis of the hydroidEudendrium racemosum (Cavolini) (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria)},
  author={Cesar Sommer},
  journal={Helgol{\"a}nder Meeresuntersuchungen},
  year={2006},
  volume={44},
  pages={425-444}
}
The morphology and histology of the planula larva ofEudendrium racemosum (Cavolini) and its metamorphosis into the primary polyp are described from light microscopic observations. The planula hatches as a differentiated gastrula. During the lecithotrophic larval period, large ectodermal mucous cells, embedded between epitheliomuscular cells, secrete a sticky slime. Two granulated cell types occur in the ectoderm that are interpreted as secretory and sensorynervous cells, but might also be… CONTINUE READING
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