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    • Thaliacea
  • English
    • Thaliaceans
  • Spanish
    • Doliolos, pirosomas y salpas

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

skiman1016

Date

June 30, 2015 01:48 PM EDT

Description

Small little clear globs floating in the ocean

Photos / Sounds

Observer

m_patton

Date

March 1, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

kiloueka

Date

January 29, 2012 01:38 PM PST

Place

Avalon Bay (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Salps Family Salpidae

Observer

trcarlisle

Date

March 23, 2012 11:28 AM GST

Description

This specimen, washed with many others up on the beach, represents the solitary phase of the salps' unusual life history, which features alternating solitary and colonial generations. The next generation - a ribbon of small salps that will spend their lives joined together - can be seen coiled inside parent, awaiting release.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

davidr

Date

January 25, 2015 12:50 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 3, 2015 09:53 AM PST

Description

Seen from the pier. Apparently digesting a possible epitoke, perhaps Typosyllis nipponica?

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Family Salpidae

Observer

tony_wills

Date

January 4, 2015 05:58 PM NZDT

Description

Many fragments of sea lettuce and a few jelly fish floating in the water, but amongst them were these which I think are salps.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 1, 2015 02:02 PM PST

Description

Floating in tidepool. About 1" long.

Photos / Sounds

What

Pirosomas Genus Pyrosoma

Observer

sluglust

Date

December 1, 2014

Description

found in ~30' of water at breakwater. asked a prof at CSUMB what he thought and he said pyrosoma. stiff and almost sharp feeling, not like other colonial tunicates ive handled.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

marisa_a

Date

August 11, 2014 07:40 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pirosomas Genus Pyrosoma

Observer

taylorellis

Date

November 1, 2014 01:15 PM PDT

Description

About 3 inches long.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Giant Salp Pyrostremma spinosum

Observer

nzwide

Date

December 13, 2002

Description

Posting courtesy of Wade Doak from recorded sightings

Photo by Wade Doak

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Description from Wikipedia

The Thaliacea comprise a class of marine animals within the subphylum Tunicata. Unlike their benthic relatives the ascidians, thaliaceans are free-floating (pelagic) for their entire lifespan. The group includes species with complex life cycles with both solitary and colonial forms.

No range data available.