Planktonic larvae of New England gastropods. 5. Bittium alternatum , Triphora nigrocinicta , Cerithiopsis emersoni , Lunatia heros and Crepidula plana . Academic Article uri icon


  • The veliger larvae of Bittium alternatum, Triphora nigrocincta, Cerithiopsis emersoni, Lunatia heros , and Crepidula plana from plankton at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, U.S.A., are described for the first time. Characteristics are given to distinguish veligers of Crepidula plana from those of C. fornicata . Photomicrographs taken with a scanning electron microscope show details of the larval shells, and the living veligers of two species were drawn extended.

publication date

  • 1982