Tunicate larva

from "Larval invertebrates"

Larval invertebrates

Many invertebrate animals appear very different in their youth than in their mature years. Crustaceans, mollusks, jellyfish, and others, all have larval stages that make up the oceans' plankton. Here are a few larval invertebrate illustrations from "E.O. Wilson's Life on Earth."

Jellyfish larva

from "Larval invertebrates"

Sponge larva

from "Larval invertebrates"

Sea urchin larva

from "Larval invertebrates"

Oyster larva

from "Larval invertebrates"

For the full "Larval invertebrates" interactive, check out "E.O. Wilson's Life on Earth." You can download it for free from iBooks.

Illustrations - Geoffrey L Cheung

Media - Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Agency - Digizyme Inc., E.O. Wilson Foundation, Apple Inc.