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The eggs of most species form free-swimming actinotroch larvae, which feed on .. This implies that the traditional definition "Lophophorata" is not monophyletic.

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Giant actinotroch, a larva of phoronida from the South China Sea
We found an unusually large actinotroch. (3.5 mm).
Phoron ida
Almost all phoronids produce a planktonic actinotroch larva.
A brief examination of the development of Phoronis sp Introduction
one, have a type of planktonic larvae called the actinotroch.
A Waterborne Behavioral Cue for the Actinotroch Larva of Phoronis
and a larval form known as the actinotroch (Emig, 1974,. 1982).
A Waterborne Behavioral Cue for the Actinotroch Larva of Phoronis
A Waterborne Behavioral Cue for the Actinotroch.

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Development, organization, and remodeling of phoronid muscles from embryo to
Conclusion: Early steps of phoronid myogenesis reflect the peculiarities of the actinotroch larva: the muscle of the preoral lobe is the first muscle to appear, and it is important for food capture.

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Invertebrate Embryology: Actinotroch larva of Phoronis pallida
May 6, 2010 This actinotroch larva belongs to the horseshoe worm Phoronis pallida.
Invertebrate Embryology: Actinotroch of Phoronis vancouverensis
May 13, 2010 Actinotroch of Phoronis vancouverensis.
Invertebrate Embryology: Actinotroch larva from plankton
May 8, 2011 I was lucky enough to find an actinotroch larva pictured here.
A selection of articles related to actinotroch. Nill. More material related to Actinotroch can be found here: Nill.
Comparison of the neuromuscular systems among actinotroch

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