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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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Ecology and Evolution of Larval Dispersal in the Deep Sea

Ecology and Evolution of Larval Dispersal in the Deep Sea

(p.229) Chapter 16 Ecology and Evolution of Larval Dispersal in the Deep Sea
Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae
Craig M. Young, Shawn M. Arellano, Jean-François Hamel, Annie Mercier
Oxford University Press

The importance of larval dispersal in the deep ocean is generally acknowledged in studies of genetic connectivity, conservation, and population ecology, but our understanding of the underlying reproductive, developmental, and oceanographic processes remains rudimentary. Recent efforts at modeling deep-sea dispersal have generally taken the form of sensitivity analyses, because biological parameters for the models are lacking. In this review, what is known about the evolution of biological parameters that may influence dispersal times, depth distributions, and trajectories, including modes of development, vertical ontogenetic migration, are examined, as well as the ecological release from predators enabling slower developmental rates and longer dispersal times. Phylogenetic constraints are important in many groups, yet there are modifications in larval form, developmental mode, egg flotation, parental investment, and reproductive timing that appear to be unique to the deep sea and that influence dispersal. For instance, larval duration in certain taxa is longer in the deep-water species than in many shallow-water relatives.

Keywords:   deep sea, larval dispersal, ontogenetic migration, developmental mode, planktonic larval duration, demersal development

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