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University of California - Berkeley

Free-swimming Limpet Trochophore

Caption: This shows a scanning electron microscope image of an 18-hour-old trochophore of the owl limpet. Trochophore are ciliated, free-swimming larvae that feed and drift in search of a good spot to set down roots before metamorphosing into their final and very different form.

Credit: Eric Edsinger-Gonzales, UC Berkeley

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