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Danio rerio (zebrafish) embryonic development 

For further information about zebrafish development, see:
Images of stages of zebrafish development
Stages of Embryonic Development of the Zebrafish

Images showing abnormal development due to lithium exposure

 

Normal development


1 cell


2 cell


4 cell


8 cell


early blastula


mid-blastula


late blastula


50% epiboly (side view)

View from animal pole showing embryonic shield at top of image


gastrula stage


24 hour


one day


two day


three day embryos

newly hatched three-day fish


adults

Thanks to the Vanderbilt Biological Sciences Dept. zebrafish research faculty (Bruce Appel and Lilianna Solnica-Krezel) and Jimann Shin for their assistance in obtaining the embryos.

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