Unknown marine egg with intricate surface pattern

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Charles Krebs
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Unknown marine egg with intricate surface pattern

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Here's another egg (I think) found in a recent net drag. As seen in the top two pictures it measures about 300x210 micron. Top image is with 20X objective, DIC (42X on sensor). Second image is darkfield with the 10X (cropped significantly).

The reason I've posted this subject is best seen in the third image. I really liked the reticulated surface structural pattern. Photographed at 126X on sensor (60X objective with "colorful" DIC).


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Jacek
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Post by Jacek »

You're a class by itself. Revelation !!!

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Charles,

Wonderful set!

Rogelio

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Post by Franz Neidl »

Hello Charles,

great pictures! The egg could be from the bristleworm Malacoceros (Spionidae, Polychaeta).

Franz

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Post by Wim van Egmond »

Wonderful. I would also say a Polychaete although I have not seen an pattern like this.

Wim

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Post by Charles Krebs »

Thanks all.

Always think of a giraffe when I look at the pattern on the fist shot. :wink:

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