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Effets du retard dans la première alimentation sur le développement de la larve planctotrophe de l'oursin Paracentrotus lividus
Fenaux, L.; de Greef, Y.; Cellario, C. (1992). Effets du retard dans la première alimentation sur le développement de la larve planctotrophe de l'oursin Paracentrotus lividus. Int. Rev. gesamten Hydrobiol. 77(4): 651-663. dx.doi.org/10.1002/iroh.19920770409
In: Internationale Revue der gesamten Hydrobiologie. Wiley-VCH: Berlin. ISSN 0020-9309, more
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Keywords
    Echinoidea [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    LARVA; ECHINOIDEA; 1ST FEEDING; MORPHOLOGY GROWTH

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  • Fenaux, L.
  • de Greef, Y.
  • Cellario, C.

Abstract
    The growth of the skleleton and changes in biochemical constituents (proteins, carbohydrates and lipids) were observed in embryos (days 0 and 1) and larvae (2-8 days) of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus that were starved (C 0) or fed low (1,000 cells of Hymenomonas elongata, C 1) or high (5,000 cells, C 5). Different batches of C 1 and C 5 larvae were fed first the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th day after fertilization. Initiation of feeding 24 h after hatching slowed down the rate of increase in length of the larval appendages. A differential growth of skeletic rods (somatic and postoral rods) and variations in proteins weights shows the existence of a mixotrophic phase between endotrophic and planktotrophic phases. Best development occured in larvae which were first fed at the lower food level 24 h after hatching.

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