Larval development of the clam Meretrix meretrix (Linnaeus)

M. Kalyanasundaram, K. Ramamoorthi


The clam Meretrix meretrix was induced to spawn in the laboratory by rapid salinity changes and addition of sperm suspension. The clam eggs were fertilized and larvae were reared in laboratory upto metamorphosis. The descriptions of the larvae and spat are presented in the paper


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