A trochophore is a type of free-swimming planktonic marine larva with several
bands of cilia. By moving their cilia rapidly, a water eddy is created. In this way ...
Trochophore, also called trochosphere, small, translucent, free-swimming larva
characteristic of marine annelids and most groups of mollusks. Trochophores are
a free-swimming ciliated larva of several invertebrate groups, including many
marine annelid worms, mollusks, brachiopods, and nemerteans. Origin of ...
Trochophore definition, a ciliate, free-swimming larva common to several groups
of invertebrates, as many mollusks and rotifers. See more.
They share a distant common ancestor with the annelid worms, an evolutionary
heritage suggested by their larval form, called a trochophore larva, found in all ...
In the life history of Nereis trochophore larva is seen. It is an unsegmented, small
ciliated larva. It has a broad anterior end and a narrow posterior end.
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Sexual reproduction produces a free-swimming, ciliated larva called a planula. ....
The trochophore larvae of mollusks is also evidence that they belong in the ...
«Trochophore» is a term used in a strict sense for larvae having an opposed-
band method of feeding, involving a prototroch and metatroch. Other ciliary
Trochophore larvae have a characteristic mode of feeding, where small particles
... As trochophore larvae metamorphose, they gradually lose larval structures ...