Ophiopluteus (metamorphosis) of Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard in O.F. Müller, 1789)

Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophiurida: Ophiotrichidae

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4x Plan Fluor / 10x Plan Fluor / 20x Plan Fluor / 40x Plan Fluor. Polarization / DIC. Sampled in Bay of Santander. May, 27th 2017.

 

 

References
Geiger, S.R. (1964). Echinodermata larvae. Ophiuroidea and Echinoidea (Plutei). Identification leaflets for plankton (No. 105). International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.
Larink, O. & Westheide, W. (2011). Coastal plankton. Verlag Dr.Friedrich Pfeil. München. (see Plate 71).
McBride, E.W. (1907). The Development of Ophiothrix fragilis. Journal of Cell Science s2-51: 557-606.
Todd, C.D. & Laverack, M.S.(1991). Coastal marine zooplankton. A practical manual for students. Cambridge University Press. (see Fig. 44B).

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