Plankton Portal Talk

Subject: APK0000n10

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  • cnorvalk by cnorvalk

    is this a cydippid? (centre)

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  • bgrassian by bgrassian scientist

    i think so, yes! it is a small #ctenophore. the #lobate category might be more appropriate, at is likely a larval #lobate

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  • cnorvalk by cnorvalk

    okay, thanks!

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  • bgrassian by bgrassian scientist

    both work, because the larva of #lobate ctenophores has a #cydippid -like appearance/morphology. evolution always has to be so confusing!!

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  • jessicaluo by jessicaluo scientist, admin

    No, it's not... I can't really tell what it is, actually. It could be a gelatinous organism that isn't fully developed.

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  • jessicaluo by jessicaluo scientist, admin

    A lot of these larvae or juveniles of gelatinous zooplankton are not very well described

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  • bgrassian by bgrassian scientist

    it appears to me to be a #lobate #ctenophore with no visible tentacles. it is coming up and towards us. it looks like a clasp, or pac-man!

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  • jessicaluo by jessicaluo scientist, admin

    @bgrassian it is kind of fun chatting with you about #ctenophores from across the country!

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  • bgrassian by bgrassian scientist

    kind of fun? i would say it is a lot of fun!

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  • cnorvalk by cnorvalk

    😃 is there a way to enlarge the image? I haven't found a way yet!

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  • bgrassian by bgrassian scientist

    for the images on the discussion board : right click the image, open in new tab...that will restore it to its 'native' size

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  • bgrassian by bgrassian scientist

    we will probably implement better tools for viewing soon !

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  • cnorvalk by cnorvalk

    that works, thanks!

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  • jessicaluo by jessicaluo scientist, admin

    @bgrassian definitely a lot of fun! =)

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  • localwormguy by localwormguy

    good tip for the #fullview of the pictures, i was trying to figure that our too. #FAQ

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  • agreer by agreer scientist

    I would say #ctenophore - too round of a shape to be a #doliolid and i think those are ctenes and not muscle striations

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  • jessicaluo by jessicaluo scientist, admin

    ok. haha sorry I took down my orig. comment. i had said that my 1st impression on this is that its a doliolid. but now i agree - #ctenophore

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