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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

dremsen

Date

September 7, 2014 12:01 PM EDT

Description

Abundant in colonial chains throughout the Sound.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Salps Family Salpidae

Observer

loarie

Date

August 24, 2014 04:33 PM PDT

Description

These little salps - fava sized balls off jelly each with a dark spot inside - we're all over the beach in large masses. I posed this one on the back of a sand dollar to take its picture

Photos / Sounds

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What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

bolislas

Date

August 13, 2014

Description

gelatinous, antennaed?

Photos / Sounds

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What

Salpas Family Salpidae

Observer

clauss

Date

December 27, 2009

Description

La playa y el mar estaban llenos de ellos, flotaban en grupo

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

greenchair22

Date

January 25, 2014

Description

Approximately 2 inches long 1.5 inches wide; Mostly intact test from a salp; had some damage on one end possibly from when it broke off from it's colony in the open water and washed ashore where we found it.

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Family Salpidae

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 18, 2014 06:22 AM NZDT

Description

It was hard to take photos of these in the low dawn light. There were a super lot of them washed up, though!

Tags

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

tonyw

Date

January 6, 2014

Description

These are the invisible translucent things that brush against your fingers when you are swimming in the sea, but when you look, there's nothing there :-)

Normally I find them in ribbons all stuck together but they separate once caught and poured into a container.

They're transparent, tubular with an 'eye' at one end and jet through the water as one end of them pulsates open and closed.

Each about 1cm long.

Video clip slowed down by 50%.

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

juliebwalters

Date

January 7, 2014 03:42 PM MST

Description

Saw masses of these floating off the shore of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Main portion is clear and gelatinous about 5 inches long with black dots.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Salps Family Salpidae

Observer

cyric

Date

August 30, 2013 12:40 AM EDT

Description

Salps in Potter Pond. Probably Thalia democratica.

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Salpa Genus Salpa

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

July 2, 2012 09:57 AM ADT

Description

Dive site Outer Limits, max depth 110 ft/33.5 m.

Seen on the descent. Chain with a triangular "head."

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

maractwin

Date

October 12, 2013 10:55 AM EDT

Description

Free floating, about 3-4 inches long.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

maractwin

Date

October 15, 2009 10:39 AM EDT
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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.