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    • Pelagic Tunicates
  • Scientific Names
    • Appendicularia
  • Spanish
    • Tunicados pelágicos

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Creative Commons Flickr Photos Tagged "Appendicularia."

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pelagic Tunicates Class Appendicularia

Observer

milisenj

Date

December 6, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Pelagic Tunicates Class Appendicularia

Date

December 16, 2015

Place

Pecio C-55 (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sarka

Date

July 6, 2015

Description

An oikopleura?

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Description from Wikipedia

Larvaceans (Class Appendicularia) are solitary, free-swimming tunicates found throughout the world's oceans. Like most tunicates, appendicularians are filter feeders. Unlike most other tunicates, appendicularians live in the pelagic zone, specifically in the upper sunlit portion of the ocean (photic zone) or sometimes deeper. They are transparent planktonic animals, generally less than 1 centimetre (0.4 in) in body length (excluding the tail).

No range data available.
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