Cifonauta

marine biology image database

Tours

Portuguese man-of-war +
Portuguese man-of-war

77 images

  • Created: Feb. 21, 2012, 2:49 p.m.
  • Modified: Sept. 15, 2019, 8:44 a.m.
Dinoflagelate +
Dinoflagelate

Plankton: microscopic giants

Although generally small in size, planktonic beings are giants in stature. Basis of marine food chains, the plankton (Greek planktos, drifting) comprises a great diversity of uni- and multicellular organisms … Click to keep reading and start the tour.

79 images

  • Created: Nov. 3, 2011, 11:28 p.m.
  • Modified: Sept. 22, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit +
Pluteus larva of a sea biscuit

The life cycle of an echinoderm

In this tour you can follow the life stages of the sea biscuit Clypeaster subdepressus. This echinoderm is related to sea urchins, but its body is flattened and it lives … Click to keep reading and start the tour.

51 images

  • Created: June 15, 2011, 12:07 p.m.
  • Modified: Sept. 22, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Pistol shrimp or alpheid shrimp +
Pistol shrimp or alpheid shrimp
Small alpheid shrimp usually found under stones.

Araçá Bay

The Araçá Bay (São Sebastião, State of São Paulo), within one of Brazil’s most beautiful coastlines, has small relict mangrove stands and a very diverse marine ecosystem. As such, the … Click to keep reading and start the tour.

109 images

  • Created: May 2, 2011, 12:35 p.m.
  • Modified: Sept. 22, 2019, 2:49 p.m.
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.

57 images

  • Created: March 21, 2011, midnight
  • Modified: Sept. 22, 2019, 2:52 p.m.