Embryology and development of a freshwater prosobranch, Melania scabra
First Online: 01 March 1978 Received: 27 July 1977 DOI:
Cite this article as: Muley, E.V. Hydrobiologia (1978) 58: 89. doi:10.1007/BF00018898 Abstract
Embryology and development of the snail,
Melania scabra was studied. The embryos complete their development in a special incubatory pouch called the broodpouch and hatch out in a form completely resembling that of the adult. The embryonic development of the snail represents specialized features like precocious development of the statocyst, presence of a well developed velar retractor muscle and torsion. Keywords brood-pouch statocyst velar retractor muscle torsion trachophore veliger References
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