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1 December 2018 Spawning and Intracapsular Development of the Intertidal Zebra Snail Echinolittorina lineolata (D'Orbigny, 1840) (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Littorinidae)
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The mating behavior of Echinolittorina lineolata (d'Orbigny, 1840) as well as spawning and larval development was observed in the laboratory. The egg capsules, when deposited, are translucent with a peripheral base and a dome-shaped top with four concentric rings and contain a single white egg. The embryos develop inside the capsules immersed in a gelatinous liquid (albumin). Veliger larvae hatched 96 h after capsule laying and survived free for up to 3 days in the aquarium but did not undergo metamorphosis. Echinolittorina lineolata can be considered to have a “mixed” development.

Alisson S. Matos, Oscar R. Chaparro, and Helena Matthews-Cascon "Spawning and Intracapsular Development of the Intertidal Zebra Snail Echinolittorina lineolata (D'Orbigny, 1840) (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Littorinidae)," Journal of Shellfish Research 37(5), 1073-1077, (1 December 2018). https://doi.org/10.2983/035.037.0519
Published: 1 December 2018
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