Metatrochophore

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Bright-field microscope image of metatrochophore of annelid Pomatoceros lamarckii (family Serpulidae)
ey = eyspot

A metatrochophore (/ˌmtəˈtrkəˌfɔər, ˌmɛ-, -ˈtrɒ-, -k-/;[1][2]) is a type of larva developed from the trochophore larva of a polychaete annelid.

Metatrochophores have a number of features trochophores don't, including eyespots and segments.

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