The Velar Ciliature in the Brooded Larva of the Chilean Oyster Ostrea chilensis (Philippi, 1845).

@article{Chaparro1999TheVC,
  title={The Velar Ciliature in the Brooded Larva of the Chilean Oyster Ostrea chilensis (Philippi, 1845).},
  author={Oscar Roberto Chaparro and Raymond J. Thompson and Carolyn J. Emerson},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  year={1999},
  volume={197 1},
  pages={104-111}
}
The Chilean oyster (Ostrea chilensis) broods its offspring almost to the settlement stage (about 8 weeks). Larvae are maintained inside the infrabranchial chamber of the female. Samples from all embryo and larval developmental stages were obtained from mantle cavities of brooding females and analyzed by scanning electron microscopy, with particular attention to the velar structures. All embryos and the earliest veliger stages of O. chilensis are devoid of cilia. Cilia first appear when shell… CONTINUE READING