- the ciliated, free-swimming larva of certain hemichordates.
Origin of tornaria
Examples from the Web for tornaria
Historical Examples of tornaria
Tornaria (fig. 229) cannot be definitely united either with the Trochosphere or with the Echinoderm larval type.
Alimentary diverticula are characteristic of the larv of the Echinodermata and of Tornaria.
A peculiar little creature, known as Tornaria, was once considered to be the larva of a starfish.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
In addition to this ciliated band the form of the Tornaria is quite characteristic and unlike the adult.