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Reference Blackstone, N. W. 2009. A new look at some old animals. PLoS Biol 7(1): e1000007 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000007
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Size 23 mm
Source A New Look at Some Old Animals
Source Collection Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Movie Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License - Version 2.5.
Copyright © 2009 Neil W. Blackstone
Attached to Group Trichoplax adhaerens (Placozoa): view page movie collection
Title Trichoplax in motion
Description A Trichoplax individual, roughly 23 mm in diameter, detaches from the substratum, curls up into a tube, and prepares to drift or swim away. Swimming and drifting are apparently common in Trichoplax in the field (see Pearse V.B. and O. Voigt. 2007. Field biology of placozoans (Trichoplax): distribution, diversity, biotic interactions. Integrative and Comparative Biology 47(5):677-692.).
Movie Type Documentary
Movie Content Specimen(s)
ID 35907
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