On Feeding Mechanisms and Clearance Rates of Molluscan Veligers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Esther M. Leise, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The teeth of a mammal or the mouthparts of a copepod can tell a knowledgeable biologist much about that animal's feeding habits. Deductions based on the structure of ciliary bands can be at least as useful. This study is part of a larger effort to relate quantitative aspects of ciliary feeding to the morphology of ciliary feeders. Much more extensive biogeographic or taxonomic comparisons of developmental adaptations can be made when feeding capacities of larvae can be predicted from the length of cilia and the lengths of their ciliated bands.

Additional Information

Biological Bulletin. 157: 524-535.
Language: English
Date: 1979
Copepod, ciliary bands, morphology, biogeographic, taxonomic comparisons

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