Definition of veliger in English:
The final larval stage of certain molluscs, having two ciliated flaps for swimming and feeding.
- Torsion takes place during the veliger stage, usually very rapidly.
- Most marine bivalves go through a trochophore stage before turning into a free-swimming veliger larva.
- The veliger usually metamorphoses in 5-6 days.
Definition of veliger in:
- US English dictionary
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