Cifonauta

marine biology image database

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Hydromedusa +
Hydromedusa

77 images

  • Created: Feb. 21, 2012, 2:49 p.m.
  • Modified: Sept. 15, 2019, 8:44 a.m.
Polychaete epitoke with egg mass +
Polychaete epitoke with egg mass

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.
Juvenile sea biscuit +
Juvenile sea biscuit
Oral region with the lantern of Aristotle in formation.

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.
Scale worm +
Scale worm

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.
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.

57 images

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