Images and Movies

An Eastern redbacked salamander (Plethodon cinereus) embryo is eager to hatch after 55 days in its egg sac.

An Eastern redbacked salamander (Plethodon cinereus) embryo finally begins to hatch after 82 days of development.

Adult Eastern red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus). A lungless (plethodontid) salamander.

Timelapse of Four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum) embryo over 40 hours of development, starting at neurulation.

Female Four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum). A lungless (plethodontid) salamander. Cape Cod, MA.

Coastal giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus). Portland, OR.

Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum). Congaree National Park, SC.

Six day old zebrafish. Green marks neurons (Neurod-gfp) and blue marks cell nuclei (DAPI). Transgenic by Alex Nechiporuk.

Labeled cranial neural crest cells migrating from rhombomere 6. Neurod-gfp (bright green), photoconverted Kaede (red). Abbreviations: gAll, anterior lateral line ganglia; gPll, posterior lateral line ganglia; gV, trigeminal ganglia; gVIII, acoustic ganglia; gX, vagal ganglia; OP, otic placode; OV, otic vesicle; prim, lateral line primoridum; r6, rhombomere 6. Labeling and movie by ZRL, annotated by Alex Nechiporuk.

Labeled cranial neural crest cells surrounding the large vagal ganglion in a three day post-fertilization zebrafish. Neurod-gfp (green), photoconverted Kaede (red). 3-D animation of a confocal stack.

Timelapse of a Foxi1-d2EGFP transgenic zebrafish from 12 to 30 hours post-fertilization. Showing the formation of the epibranchial placodes. Dorsolateral view, anterior to the left. Transgenic by Zack Lewis and Alex Nechiporuk.

Innervated lateral line neuromast from a 3 day old zebrafish. Successive optical sections. Neurod-gfp transgenic.

All images and movies (c) Zack Lewis