Sea mouse setae, light micrograph

Sea mouse setae, light micrograph

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Credit: STEVE LOWRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polarised light micrograph of barbed setae from a sea mouse (Aphrodite aculeata). This deep sea marine polychaete grows to around 15 to 20 centimetres in length. The dorsal surface is covered with a mat of iridescent hair-like setae through which project longer barbed setae. Magnification: x68 at 10cm wide.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, animal, aphrodite, barb, biological, biology, fauna, iridescent, microscope, microscopic, microscopy, nature, polarised light micrograph, polarized, sea mouse, setae, zoology

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