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Bryozoan larva (cyphonautes)

Bryozoan larva (cyphonautes)
Bryozoan larva (cyphonautes)
One type of larva typical of bryozoans, cyphonauts spend weeks in the water column until settling on a substrate such as rocks or algae, undergoing metamorphosis into the adult form and creating a new colony.
One type of larva typical of bryozoans, cyphonauts spend weeks in the water column until settling on a substrate such as rocks or algae, undergoing metamorphosis into the adult form and creating a new colony.
Alvaro E. Migotto
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Taxon: Bryozoa, Ectoprocta
Date: Sept. 21, 2005, 3:26 p.m.
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Geolocation: S 23°50'1" W 45°24'43"
Alvaro E. Migotto. Bryozoan larva (cyphonautes). Cifonauta image database. Available at: http://cifonauta.cebimar.usp.br/media/5664/ Accessed: 2023-09-26.
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