Cifonauta

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Scyphozoan +
Scyphozoan
Adult medusa. The juvenile stage the spider crab Libinia ferreirae can be seen inside the bell of the jellyfish Lychnorhiza lucerna.

77 images

  • Created: Feb. 21, 2012, 2:49 p.m.
  • Modified: Sept. 15, 2019, 8:44 a.m.
Scyphozoan +
Scyphozoan
Adult medusa. The juvenile stage the spider crab Libinia ferreirae can be seen inside the bell of the jellyfish Lychnorhiza lucerna.

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.

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  • Created: Nov. 3, 2011, 11:28 p.m.
  • Modified: Sept. 22, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
First cleavage +
First cleavage

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.

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  • Created: June 15, 2011, 12:07 p.m.
  • Modified: Sept. 22, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Snail +
Snail
Littoraria flava often occurs on rocky shores close to estuaries and mangroves. It is an ovoviviparous species, ant its life cycle includes a planktonic larval stage and a sedentary adult stage. In the Bay Araçá it usually forms large aggregates on rocks and mangrove roots.

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.

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

57 images

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