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Ophiopluteus Larva

the larva of echinoderms of the class Ophiuroidea. An ophiopluteus has four pairs of long processes, or arms, enclosing calcareous rods.

Ophiopluteus Larva is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Ophiopluteus Larva books and related discussion.

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Skeletal structure can be used to distinguish ophioplutei and echinoplutei from other planktonic larvae and to separate the species from each other.
Development of the nervous system in the brittle star Amphipholis
Unusual lecithotrophic development of the caribbean brittle star
Vestigial Ophiopluteal Structures in the Lecithotrophic Larvae of
acteristic of an ophiopluteus. Due to a heterochrony in larval skeletogenesis, the postoral rods develop early and simul- taneously with the other rods.
Ophiura, ophiopluteus larva w.m. *.

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Gallery of Larvae
Ophiopluteus larva and adult (right) of the Pacific northwest brittle star Ophiopholis aculeata.
ophiopluteus – Dictionary definition of ophiopluteus | Encyclopedia
クモヒトデ類のオフィオプルテウス幼生/Ophiopluteus larva - YouTube
Ophiopluteus larva of a Brittle Star - Science Photo Library
Caption: The ophiopluteus larva of a Brittle Star.
Ophiopluteus Ramousus, the larval form of Ophiocten gracilis

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