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Feeding in nudibranch larvae

  • T. E. Thompson (a1)

No account exists of the mechanism of food collection of nudibranch larvae, and, in fact, it has been considered unlikely that feeding does take place in these forms. Thorson (1946, p. 275) states ‘Nudibranch larvae will normally take no—or only little—food from the plankton’.

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Barron, D. H., 1934. Amyl acetate: a useful solvent for embedding masses. Anat. Rec, Vol. 59, pp. 13.

Carter, G. S., 1926. On the nervous control of the velar cilia of the nudibranch veliger. Brit. J. exp. Biol, Vol. 4, pp. 126.

Millar, R. H., 1955. Notes on the mechanism of food movement in the gut of the larval oyster, Ostrea edulis. Quart. J. micr. Sci., Vol. 96, pp. 539–44.

Pelseneer, P., 1911. Recherches sur l'embryologie des gastropodes. Mém. Acad. R. Belg. Cl.Sci., Ser. II, 3, livr. 6, pp. 1167.

Rasmussen, E., 1944. Faunistic and biological notes on marine invertebrates I. The eggs and larvae of Brachystomia rissoides (Hanl.), Eulimella nitidissima (Mont.), Retusa truncatula (Brug.) and Embletonia pallida (Alder & Hancock), (Gastropoda marina). Vidensk. Medd. dansk naturh. Foren. Kbh., Bd. 107, pp. 207–33.

Rasmussen, E., 1951. Faunistic and biological notes on marine invertebrates. II. The eggs and larvae of some Danish marine gastropods. Vidensk. Medd. dansk naturh. Foren. Kbh., Bd. 113, pp. 202–49.

Steedman, H. F., 1950. Alcian blue 8 GS: a new stain for mucin. Quart. J. micr. Sci., Vol. 91, pp. 477–9

Thompson, T. E., 1958. The natural history, embryology, larval biology and postlarval development of Adalaria proxima (Alder & Hancock) (Gastropoda Opisthobranchia). Phil. Trans. B, Vol. 242, pp. 158.

Thorson, G., 1946. Reproduction and larval development of Danish marine bottom invertebrates, with special reference to the planktonic larvae in the Sound (Øresund). Medd. Komm. Havundersøg, Kbh., Ser. Plankt, Bd. 4, No. 1, 523 pp.

Vestergaard, K. & Thorson, G., 1938. Über den laich und die larven von Duvaucelia plebeja, Polycera quadrilineata, Eubranchus pallidus and Limapontia capitata (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchiata). Zool. Anz., Bd. 124, pp. 129–38.

Winckworth, R., 1932. The British marine Mollusca. J. Conchol., Vol. 19, pp. 211–52.

Winckworth, R., 1951. A list of the marine Mollusca ofthe British Isles: additions and corrections. J. Conchol., Vol. 23, pp. 131–4.

Yonge, C. M., 1926. Structure and physiology of the organs of feeding and digestion in Ostrea edulis. J. mar. biol. Ass. U.K., Vol. 14, pp. 295386.

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Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
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