Copepod’s Weird Eggs

This study reports “weird eggs” produced by some Acartia copepods in tropics that are spiny but subitaneous. Generally, copepod eggs possessing spines on their surface mean they are resting eggs which hatch when environmental conditions are favorable or a certain period of refractory phase. However, the authors found “spiny" eggs yet hatch within a few days after spawning. The function of the spines remains unclear.
Copepod’s weird eggs
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