Larva of Tubulanus sp. Morphotype I

Tubulanus Renier, 1804

Nemertea: Paleonemertea: Tubulanidae

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20x Plan Apo. DIC. Sampled in Bay of Santander. May, 6th 2017.


Diagnostic features
Vermiform morphology, thick epidermis and uniformly ciliated. Larval eyes absent, with lateral cirri and without apical tuft.


Maslakova, S.A. & Hiebert, T.C. (2014). From trochophore to pilidium and back again – a larva’s journey. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 58: 585-591.
Norenburg, J.L. & Stricker, S.A. (2002). Phylum Nemertea. Chapter 7, Atlas of Marine Invertebrate larvae. Young, C.M., Sewell, M.A., & Rice, M.E. (eds). Academic Press. San Diego, CA.

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