Larva of Long-Spined Tropical Sea Urchin

The image below is the larva of a long-spined tropical sea urchin Diadema Antillarum, at day 32. The larva is ready for metamorphosis into the juvenile.

Martin Moe captured this image using the Meiji phase contrast microscope paired with a Nikon D80 camera. He connected the Nikon camera to the microscope with the ND80 camera adapter. The image was captured using brightfield at 400x magnification.

Diadema Antillarum Larva under the Microscope

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