Piotr Mierzejewski Ph D, the Count of Calmont and Countess Maja A. Korwin-Kossakowska
|General view of a whole colony.
From Schiaparelli et al. 2004
|SEM micrograph of a zooid.
Photo by C. Kulicki
|The presented material of Cephalodiscus densus was collected by trawl within the framework of the Italian XVII PNRA expedition (austral summer 2001-2002).|
|Cephalodiscus densus Andersson, 1907|
|This pterobranch was maintained in aquaria for 2 weeks and their behavior observed. The dissection of some colonies of C. densus allowed the reconstruction of the eggs' fate and the documentation of the formation of a protective shell around the cocoons of larvae settled within the "parental" colony encasement.|