Who wins in the weaning process? Juvenile feeding morphology of two freshwater mussel species.

Abstract

The global decline of freshwater mussels can be partially attributed to their complex life cycle. Their survival from glochidium to adulthood is like a long obstacle race, with juvenile mortality as a key critical point. Mass mortality shortly after entering into a juvenile state has been reported in both wild and captive populations, thus weakening the… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20748

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