|Biological cycle of Pelagia noctiluca: morphological aspects of the development from planula to ephyra|Sandrini, L.R.; Avian, M. (1983). Biological cycle of Pelagia noctiluca: morphological aspects of the development from planula to ephyra. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 74(2): 169-174 . hdl.handle.net/10.1007/BF00413920
In: Marine Biology. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 0025-3162, more
Pelagia noctiluca (Forsskål, 1775) [WoRMS]; Marine
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The development of Pelagia noctiluca (Forskal) larvae, obtained from fertilization in aquarium, has been observed and recorded from the stage of planula to the stage of ephyra of 1.4 mm in diameter. Nine developmental stages are described, corresponding to the variation in the general morphology, in the morphology of the gastrovascular cavity, of the marginal arms and of the neuromuscular system.