An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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LECITHOTROPHIC   A type of egg having a large supply of yolk; the LARVA takes no food while in the plankton, and is considered to be a rather clumsy "YOLK LARVA"; see also: PLANKTOTROPHIC.

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