Early metatrochophore larva of a capitellid worm. Morphotype I

Annelida: Polychaeta: Capitellidae

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

In phases of contraction. The images were taken on two levels of focus.
20x Plan Apo. DIC. Sampled in Bay of Santander. February 18th 2017.

References
Lacalli, T.C. (1980). A guide to the marine flora and fauna of the Bay of Fundy: Polychaete larvae from Passamaquoddy bay. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 940. (see Fig. 12-14).
Larink, O. & Westheide, W. (2011). Coastal plankton. Verlag Dr.Friedrich Pfeil. München. (see Plate 47).
Plate, S. & Husemann, E. (1994). Identification guide to the planktonic polychaete larvae around the island of Helgoland (German Bight). Helgoländer Meeresunters, 48, 1-58. (see Fig. 81).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s