Date of Award

1973

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)

Department

Graduate School

First Advisor

James A. Blake

First Committee Member

Victor Loosanoff

Second Committee Member

Edmund H. Smith

Abstract

In the present study, characteristics of egg masses and egg capsules of the four most abundant California littorinaceans (Lacuna marmorata, L. unifasciata; Littorina planaxis, and L. scutulata) are described. Development within the egg capsule at ambient water temperature is followed to hatching and early weligers are described to facilitate their separation from the plankton.

Pages

76

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