Larva of Tubulanus sp. Morphotype II

Tubulanus Renier, 1804

Nemertea: Paleonemertea: Tubulaniade

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20x Plan Apo / 40x Plan Fluor. DIC / Phase Contrast. Sampled in Bay of Santander. June, 24th 2017.

Diagnostic features
Oval-vermiform morphology, with thick epidermis and uniformly ciliated. Without eyes; with thick lateral cirri; with apical and posterior tuft.

 

 

References
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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