Egg Capsules of Prosobranch Mollusks from South Florida and the Bahamas and Notes on Spawning in the Laboratory
Abstract:The egg masses and capsules are described and illustrated for 18 species of prosobranchs, including Cerithium auricoma, C. literatum, Strombus gallus, Cypraea spurca acicularis, Murex floriter, M. pomum, Thais rustica, Cantharus tinctus, Leucozonia nassa, Fasciolaria tulipa, Pleuroploca gigantea, Vasum muricatum, Xancus angulatus, Oliva sayana, Mitra nodulosa, Prunum apicinum, Conus spurius atlanticus, and C. regius. Data are presented on capsular dimensions, enumerations of the embryos and capsules, and the developmental pattern. The known range of the breeding season is given, as well as some information on methods for handling spawning adults in the laboratory.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 1970
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