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University of Hawaii at Manoa

Larva of the Marine Tubeworm Hydroides elegans

Caption: Larvae of the marine tubeworm Hydroides elegans, a significant biofouling agent, require contact with surface-bound bacteria to undergo metamorphosis.

Credit: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kewalo Marine Laboratory

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