A New Type of Larval Development in the Actiniaria: Giant Larvae. Morphological and Ecological Aspects of Larval Development in Actinostola Spetsbergensis

  • Karin Riemann-Zürneck


Actinostola spetsbergensis, a medium-sized Arctic sea anemone with circumpolar distribution, was first described by Carlgren (1893a). Soon after (1893b) Carlgren dissected a female and found some young stages in the gastral cavity of this animal which looked rather uncommon. Although these stages have subsequently been found several times (Carlgren, 1901, 1902, 1913, 1921), they have never since been studied.


Larval Development Larval Form Pelagic Larva Gastral Cavity Larva Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karin Riemann-Zürneck
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  1. 1.Institut für MeeresforschungGermany

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