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Date of Award

1977

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)

Department

Marine Sciences

First Advisor

James A. Slater

First Committee Member

Steven Obrebski

Abstract

There are no published accounts of larval development for P. giardi, although Mesnil (1896) determined his populations to be simultaneous hermaphrodites. The present paper describes aspects of the reproductive biology and larval development of P. girardi and presents descriptions and illustrations of developing larvae and recently metamorphosed juveniles.

Pages

124

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Life Sciences Commons

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