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Brooding behaviour in Ophioderma wahlbergii, a shallow-water brittle star from South Africa

By Jannes Landschoff

Abstract

Includes bibliographical references.The brooding behaviour and brooded young are described for Ophioderma wahlbergii Müller & Troschel 1842, a large, common brittle star from the coastal waters of South Africa. Twenty specimens were collected each month from June 2013 – May 2014 (n = 240). The species was found to be gonochoric

Topics: Zoology
Publisher: Department of Biological Sciences
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:open.uct.ac.za:11427/13380

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