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Lecithotrophic Larva

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Researchers identify marine sponge strategies to survive in Antarctic and
Researcher Ana Riesgo, first author of the study, explains that "every marine sponge larva is lecithotrophic, that is, they depend entirely on their yolk reserves until they settle".
Effects of dispersal plasticity on population divergence and speciation
Several polychaetes also produce both planktotrophic and lecithotrophic larvae (Levin et al., 1991; Morgan et al.
Competition and mimicry: the curious case of chaetae in brachiopods from the
The bundles of chaetae present in the lecithotrophic larval stage of Rhynchonelloids or Terebratelloids may be used for defence [34,35], as part of a sensory complex [19,21] or as a buoyancy aid, hindering the larvae from sinking in the water column [19].
Sex, Snails, Sustenance…and Rock & Roll
A snail can produce three basic types of youth. Planktotrophic larvae are sent up into the water column and snack to their little “hearts” are content. Lecithotrophic larvae are sent into the water column but do not feed.
'Lost World' of Sea Creatures Discovered Near Antarctica
The cold Antarctic waters may act as a barrier to species that start their lives as swimming, feeding larvae, he said.

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