Echinoderm larvae part 3 - The Sea urchin larva

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Wim van Egmond
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Echinoderm larvae part 3 - The Sea urchin larva

Post by Wim van Egmond »

Like the brittle star larva the sea urchin larva has arms with silicious rods. But they are in a different constellation. And they have these red dots. This looks nice in dark field illumination.



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Post by beetleman »

It IS certainly a beautiful creature to look at Wim
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Maybe the red dots work as anticollision lights. Quite a beautiful image Wim, wonderful. :D

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Post by bernhardinho »

Really wonderful, Wim. I've never seen these before (no wonder: I don't live at the seaside). So I'm very grateful for the topic.


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Post by Cyclops »

Beautiful pic! I'd love to live closer to the sea for all the foraminifera!

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