a Planula-Larva ?

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Franz Neidl
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a Planula-Larva ?

Post by Franz Neidl »

Is this a Planula-larva from the Cnidaria (wich will be later a medusa)?
From marine plancton.

(Sorry - I forgot to misure the lenght)

Franz

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Mitch640
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Post by Mitch640 »

Very nice find. How did you ever find it?

He doesn't look like much, compared to what it will grow into, does it? :)

RogelioMoreno
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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Nice specimen!

Rogelio

Franz Neidl
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Post by Franz Neidl »

Thank you Rogelio and Mitch!

Mitch:
How did you ever find it?
I went "hunting" with my plancton net (mesh size 64 µm).
(When there is too much life in the water I simply take water from the sea and concentrate it at home with a kind of filter with meshsize 30 µm).
You could try this method in a big river or in a lake!

Franz

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Post by BJ »

Franz,

excellent!

is that a cluster of nematocysts at the righthand end ?

thanks for another fascinating photo.

best wishes,
Brian

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