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Subject: APK0003uis

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  • lakmiseiru by lakmiseiru

    Is that a #salp on the left side?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    no, i guess it is a #ctenophore, probably a #lobate in a cydippid-like larval stage

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    you would recognize a salp, they appear like this: http://talk.planktonportal.org/#/subjects/APK00062jl or in colonies, but usually huge and

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    a bit opaque with visible basket-like structure as here: http://talk.planktonportal.org/#/subjects/APK0006l86

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  • bgrassian by bgrassian scientist

    wow zuz, amazing eye! it does look and is the right size to be a larval lobate, but i actually think this cydippid is a Mertensid sp.

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  • bgrassian by bgrassian scientist

    it may be a larval lobate, very hard to know! the body does not appear as a clasp though, and the internal structure made me think mertensid

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  • bgrassian by bgrassian scientist

    tricky #cydippid! great call ( =

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    haha, i never sure about the larval lobates. have you got link to some video of them?

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  • bgrassian by bgrassian scientist

    i will try to find you something on those larvae,they r the worst! they are larval lobates (that are cydippid-like)!!! so confusing!! haha

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    you're awesome, thanks!

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