Illustration by bobipineman (Used under the Fair Use License)
Originally created for an art challenge, this detailed illustration masterfully captures the dimorphism of an orthonectid species. Here, the larger female is portrayed to contain clusters of somatic cells. Yet, there is no visible digestive, circulatory, or excretory system for both genders, much like the real specimens.
What makes an orthonectid an orthonectid?
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