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Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae$
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Tyler Carrier, Adam Reitzel, and Andreas Heyland

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198786962

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198786962.001.0001

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Larval Feeding: Mechanisms, Rates, and Performance in Nature

Larval Feeding: Mechanisms, Rates, and Performance in Nature

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(p.87) Chapter 7 Larval Feeding: Mechanisms, Rates, and Performance in Nature
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Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae
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Bruno Pernet
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198786962.003.0007

Larvae of many marine invertebrates must capture and ingest particulate food in order to develop to metamorphosis. These larvae use only a few physical processes to capture particles, but implement these processes using diverse morphologies and behaviors. Detailed understanding of larval feeding mechanism permits investigators to make predictions about feeding performance, including the size spectrum of particles larvae can capture and the rates at which they can capture them. In nature, larvae are immersed in complex mixtures of edible particles of varying size, density, flavor, and nutritional quality, as well as many particles that are too large to ingest. Concentrations of all of these components vary on fine temporal and spatial scales. Mechanistic models linking larval feeding mechanism to performance can be combined with data on food availability in nature and integrated into broader bioenergetics models to yield increased understanding of the biology of larvae in complex natural habitats.

Keywords:   suspension feeding, clearance rate, larval energetics, marine invertebrate larval feeding

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