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Tubulariid hydroid
Tubulariid hydroid
Actinula larva.

Tubulariid hydroid

Actinula larva.

Taxa: Acharadria crocea
Size: visible
Place: Yacht Club de Ilhabela, Ilhabela, SP, Brazil
Tags: 1.0 - 10 mm, artificial substrate, benthic, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva
Zoanthina larva
Zoanthina larva
The zoanthids have two types of larvae. The zoanthellas are cylindrical and have an ventral band of long cilia. The zoanthinas are oval or slightly elongated, with an equatorial band of cilia.

Zoanthina larva

The zoanthids have two types of larvae. The zoanthellas are cylindrical and have an ventral band of long cilia. The zoanthinas are oval or slightly elongated, with an equatorial band of cilia.

Taxa: Zoanthidea
Size: huge
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: >100 mm, benthic, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, rocky-shore
Sun coral
Sun coral
Planula larva.

Sun coral

Planula larva.

Taxa: Tubastraea
Size: huge
Place: Ilha de Búzios, Ilhabela, SP, Brazil
Tags: >100 mm, benthic, cebimar-usp, larva, macrophotography, rocky-shore
Sun coral
Sun coral
Planula larva.

Sun coral

Planula larva.

Taxa: Tubastraea
Size: huge
Place: Ilha de Búzios, Ilhabela, SP, Brazil
Tags: >100 mm, benthic, cebimar-usp, larva, macrophotography, rocky-shore
Auricularia larva of the sea cucumber
Auricularia larva of the sea cucumber

Auricularia larva of the sea cucumber

Taxa: Holothuroidea
Size: visible
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 1.0 - 10 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Brittle star larva
Brittle star larva

Brittle star larva

Taxa: Ophiuroidea
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Sea urchin
Sea urchin
Pluteus larva.

Sea urchin

Pluteus larva.

Taxa: Arbacia lixula
Size: tiny
Place: São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Pluteus
Pluteus

Pluteus

Taxa: Lytechinus variegatus
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic
Pluteus larva
Pluteus larva

Pluteus larva

Taxa: Echinoidea
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Starfish bipinnaria larva
Starfish bipinnaria larva

Starfish bipinnaria larva

Taxa: Asteroidea
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Starfish bipinnaria larva
Starfish bipinnaria larva

Starfish bipinnaria larva

Taxa: Asteroidea
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Feather star
Feather star
Pentacrinoid larva of a feather star on a hydroid (Eudendrium carneum).

Feather star

Pentacrinoid larva of a feather star on a hydroid (Eudendrium carneum).

Taxa: Tropiometra carinata
Size: visible
Place: Praia de Barequeçaba, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 1.0 - 10 mm, benthic, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, rocky-shore
Feather star
Feather star
Pentacrinoid larva of a feather star on a hydroid (Eudendrium carneum).

Feather star

Pentacrinoid larva of a feather star on a hydroid (Eudendrium carneum).

Taxa: Tropiometra carinata
Size: visible
Place: Praia de Barequeçaba, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 1.0 - 10 mm, benthic, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, rocky-shore
Copepod
Copepod
Nauplius.

Copepod

Nauplius.

Taxa: Subeucalanus pileatus
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic
Copepod
Copepod
First copepodite stage.

Copepod

First copepodite stage.

Taxa: Pontellopsis brevis
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic
Copepod
Copepod
Nauplius.

Copepod

Nauplius.

Taxa: Pontellopsis brevis
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic
Copepod
Copepod

Copepod

Taxa: Temora stylifera
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic
Megalopa larva
Megalopa larva

Megalopa larva

Taxa: Decapoda
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Zoea larva
Zoea larva

Zoea larva

Taxa: Decapoda
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Crustacean larva
Crustacean larva

Crustacean larva

Taxa: Porcellanidae
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Mantis shrimp larva
Mantis shrimp larva

Mantis shrimp larva

Taxa: Stomatopoda
Size: none
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Mantis shrimp larva
Mantis shrimp larva

Mantis shrimp larva

Taxa: Stomatopoda
Size: none
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Pelagosphaera larva
Pelagosphaera larva
Denominadas pelagosferas, as larvas de muitas espécies de sipuncúlidos são transparentes e nadam livres na água por meses antes de se transformarem no adulto, que tem aspecto vermiforme e vive enterrado na areia ou lodo.

Pelagosphaera larva

Denominadas pelagosferas, as larvas de muitas espécies de sipuncúlidos são transparentes e nadam livres na água por meses antes de se transformarem no adulto, que tem aspecto vermiforme e vive enterrado na areia ou lodo.

Taxa: Sipunculidae
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Pelagosphaera larva
Pelagosphaera larva
Denominadas pelagosferas, as larvas de muitas espécies de sipuncúlidos são transparentes e nadam livres na água por meses antes de se transformarem no adulto, que tem aspecto vermiforme e vive enterrado na areia ou lodo.

Pelagosphaera larva

Denominadas pelagosferas, as larvas de muitas espécies de sipuncúlidos são transparentes e nadam livres na água por meses antes de se transformarem no adulto, que tem aspecto vermiforme e vive enterrado na areia ou lodo.

Taxa: Sipunculidae
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Larva.

Comb jelly or ctenophore

Larva.

Taxa: Bolinopsis vitrea
Size: large
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 10 - 100 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Larva.

Comb jelly or ctenophore

Larva.

Taxa: Bolinopsis vitrea
Size: large
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 10 - 100 mm, cebimar-usp, larva, macrophotography, planktonic
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Larva.

Comb jelly or ctenophore

Larva.

Taxa: Bolinopsis vitrea
Size: large
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 10 - 100 mm, cebimar-usp, larva, macrophotography, planktonic
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Larva.

Comb jelly or ctenophore

Larva.

Taxa: Bolinopsis vitrea
Size: large
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 10 - 100 mm, cebimar-usp, larva, macrophotography, planktonic
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.

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.

Taxa: Ectoprocta
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
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.

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.

Taxa: Ectoprocta
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Bryozoan coronate larva
Bryozoan coronate larva

Bryozoan coronate larva

Taxa: Watersipora subtorquata
Size: tiny
Place: Ponta do Jarobá, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, lecithotrophic, planktonic
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Cydippid larva.

Comb jelly or ctenophore

Cydippid larva.

Taxa: Mnemiopsis leidyi
Size: visible
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 1.0 - 10 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Cydippid larva.

Comb jelly or ctenophore

Cydippid larva.

Taxa: Mnemiopsis leidyi
Size: visible
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 1.0 - 10 mm, cebimar-usp, larva, macrophotography, planktonic
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Cydippid larva.

Comb jelly or ctenophore

Cydippid larva.

Taxa: Mnemiopsis leidyi
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Cydippid larva.

Comb jelly or ctenophore

Cydippid larva.

Taxa: Mnemiopsis leidyi
Size: visible
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 1.0 - 10 mm, cebimar-usp, larva, macrophotography, planktonic
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Cydippid larva.

Comb jelly or ctenophore

Cydippid larva.

Taxa: Mnemiopsis leidyi
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Comb jelly or ctenophore
Cydippid larva.

Comb jelly or ctenophore

Cydippid larva.

Taxa: Mnemiopsis leidyi
Size: visible
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 1.0 - 10 mm, cebimar-usp, larva, macrophotography, planktonic

Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião,
Tag: 0.1 - 1.0 mm
Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit
Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit

Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit

Taxa: Clypeaster subdepressus
Size: tiny
Place: São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, confocal, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit
Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit

Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit

Taxa: Clypeaster subdepressus
Size: tiny
Place: CEBIMar, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic, polarized light
Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit
Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit
Larva with two pairs of aarms and early development of postero-dorsal arms on the body sides.

Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit

Larva with two pairs of aarms and early development of postero-dorsal arms on the body sides.

Taxa: Clypeaster subdepressus
Size: tiny
Place: CEBIMar, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit
Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit

Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit

Taxa: Clypeaster subdepressus
Size: tiny
Place: CEBIMar, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Pelagosphaera larva
Pelagosphaera larva
Denominadas pelagosferas, as larvas de muitas espécies de sipuncúlidos são transparentes e nadam livres na água por meses antes de se transformarem no adulto, que tem aspecto vermiforme e vive enterrado na areia ou lodo.

Pelagosphaera larva

Denominadas pelagosferas, as larvas de muitas espécies de sipuncúlidos são transparentes e nadam livres na água por meses antes de se transformarem no adulto, que tem aspecto vermiforme e vive enterrado na areia ou lodo.

Taxa: Sipunculidae
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Pilidium larva
Pilidium larva

Pilidium larva

Taxa: Nemertea
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Larva
Larva

Larva

Taxa: Magelonidae
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Tornaria larva
Tornaria larva

Tornaria larva

Taxa: Hemichordata
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Crustacean larva
Crustacean larva

Crustacean larva

Taxa: Porcellanidae
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Spionid polychaete
Spionid polychaete
8-chaetiger pelagic larva.

Spionid polychaete

8-chaetiger pelagic larva.

Taxa: Pseudopolydora rosebelae
Size: visible
Place: Praia do Sino, Ilhabela, SP, Brazil
Tags: 1.0 - 10 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, planktonic, planktotrophic
Mitraria larva
Mitraria larva

Mitraria larva

Taxa: Oweniidae
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Fish larva
Fish larva

Fish larva

Taxa: Teleostei
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic
Veliger larva
Veliger larva

Veliger larva

Taxa: Gastropoda
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Veliger larva
Veliger larva

Veliger larva

Taxa: Gastropoda
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Veliger larva
Veliger larva

Veliger larva

Taxa: Gastropoda
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, Differential interference contrast, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Pelagosphaera larva
Pelagosphaera larva
Denominadas pelagosferas, as larvas de muitas espécies de sipuncúlidos são transparentes e nadam livres na água por meses antes de se transformarem no adulto, que tem aspecto vermiforme e vive enterrado na areia ou lodo.

Pelagosphaera larva

Denominadas pelagosferas, as larvas de muitas espécies de sipuncúlidos são transparentes e nadam livres na água por meses antes de se transformarem no adulto, que tem aspecto vermiforme e vive enterrado na areia ou lodo.

Taxa: Sipunculidae
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Larva
Larva

Larva

Taxa: Chaetopterus
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Larva
Larva

Larva

Taxa: Terebellidae
Size: tiny
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: 0.1 - 1.0 mm, cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic
Larva
Larva

Larva

Taxa: Polynoidae
Size: none
Place: Canal de São Sebastião, São Sebastião, SP, Brazil
Tags: cebimar-usp, dark field, larva, planktonic, planktotrophic