Echinoderm larvae. Two echinopluteus larvae of a sea urchin (left) and two bipinnaria larvae of the common starfish, Asterias rubens (right).

More examples of the remarkable planktonic early life stages of these echinoderms can be found in the Egg Chamber and the Centre of Larval Development.

Part of the Collection of the Other Invertebrates of the Micropolitan Museum © Wim van Egmond