Best Plankton of 2014

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Plankton Portal Talk user/moderator “yshish” assembled this collage of the 31 “best” organisms that the project classified over the 2014 year.

The mostly-complete legend follows. Thanks to yshish and to the fantastic Plankton Portal zooites! Join them at Plankton Portal today!

[1] – ‘Twocups’ Siphonophore (Prayidae family)

[2] – Polychaete Worm (Tomopteris sp.)

[3] – Medusa ‘More than 4 tentacles’

[4] – Protist

[5] – Isopod (Munnopsis sp.)

[6] – ‘Thallaso’ Ctenophore (Thalassocalyce Inconstans)

[7] – Amphipod

[8] – Cestida Ctenophore

[9] – Larval Fish (Eel?)

[10] – Polychaete Worm (Tomopteris sp.)

[11] – Medusa ‘More than 4 tentacles’ (Leuckartiara sp.)

[12] – Polychaete Worm (Nereididae family?)

[13] – Copepod

[14] – Lobate Ctenophore (Ocyropsis Maculata)

[15] – Most probably a Nudibranch Gastropod

[16] – Cydippid Ctenophore (Charistephane Fugiens)

[17] – Protist

[18] – Salp

[19] – ‘Arrow worm’ Chaetognath

[20] – Unknown organism (Any ideas?)

[21] – Protist

[22] – Fish

[23] – Larvacean with its house (Oikopleuridae f.)

[24] – Larvacean (Oikopleuridae f.?)

[25] – Cydippid Ctenophore (Haeckelia Beehleri)

[26] – Polychaete Worm (Nereididae family? Neanthes genera?)

[27] – Copepod

[28] – ‘Rocket-ship Triangle’ Siphonophore (Diphyidae? family)

[29] – ‘Sea Angel’ Pteropod

[30] – Fish (Eel?)

[31] – ‘Sea Butterfly’ Pteropod (Desmopterus sp.?)

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