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Transformation series of Stichopus californicus. Fully mature auricularia, 18 days old, just prior to the onset of metamorphosis.
Body length 595 µ
Oblique lateral view.



Beginning of transformation as as bands fragment.
Body length 590 µ
Oblique lateral view.



Mid-transformation, bands rearranging.
Body length 400 µ
Oblique lateral view.




Newly-formed formed doliolaria, end of the
initial phase of metamorphosis.
Body length 360 µ
Oblique lateral view.



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