Pilidium larva of either Micrura or Cerebratulus sp. Specimen 2

Nemertea: Anopla: Heteronemertea: Lineidae

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10x Plan Fluor / 20x Plan Apo / 40x Plan Fluor/ 60x Plan Fluor. DIC  / Phase Contrast.
Sampled in Bay of Santander. June, 10th 2017.

Diagnostic features
Pilidium gyrans with pigment spots. The juvenile has small eyes and caudal cirrus.



Chernyshev 2001

Chernyshev (2001)


Chernyshev, A.V. (2001). The Larvae of Unarmed Nemerteans in Peter the Great Bay (Sea of Japan). Russian Journal of Marine Biology. Vol. 27, No. 1: 58-61. (see Fig. 1).
Lacalli, T.C. (2005). Diversity of form and behavior among nemertean pilidium larvae. Acta Zoologica, 86: 267-276.
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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