Reproduction and larval development of Polydora robi (Polychaeta: Spionidae), an obligate commensal of hermit crabs from the Philippines

@inproceedings{Williams2001ReproductionAL,
  title={Reproduction and larval development of Polydora robi (Polychaeta: Spionidae), an obligate commensal of hermit crabs from the Philippines},
  author={Jason D. Williams},
  year={2001}
}
. The reproduction of a recently described spionid polychaete, Polydora robi, is examined from the Philippines. Adults inhabit a burrow in the apex of gastropod shells occupied by hermit crabs. Females were found to deposit broods of 18–94 egg capsules in the summer (June–August) and winter months (January–March) sampled. Paired or single egg capsules are attached by stalks to the inside wall of the burrow and contain 40–106 eggs which average 97 μm in diameter. The total number of eggs per… CONTINUE READING

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