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Planula larvae of Pelagia jellyfish

Organism : Cnidarian Jellyfish
Species : Pelagia noctiluca
Description : Unlike most jellyfish, Pelagia have no polyp stages but develop directly from sperm and eggs produced by male and female jellyfish. After fertilization, cilia-covered planula larvae develop in a few days - Photo : C. Sardet
Project : The Plankton Chronicles
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Tags : Larvae Egg Fertilization Planula Polyp
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