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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

earthstephen

Date

December 13, 2015 03:58 PM EST

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Observer

th0th

Date

November 27, 2015

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Observer

loarie

Date

November 27, 2015 04:02 PM PST

Description

Cool

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Square

What

Salps Family Salpidae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 14, 2015 05:48 PM PST

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Square

Observer

whodden

Date

March 17, 2012

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Square

Observer

chia

Date

September 26, 2014

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Observer

chia

Date

September 25, 2014

Description

very warm water this year has led to unusual inverts for the area

2nd photo was taken later in the day

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Salps Family Salpidae

Observer

chia

Date

September 25, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

benmoran11

Date

September 18, 2015 01:30 PM EDT

Description

Planktonic tunicates (a kind of primitive, chordate animal). They can produce both sexually and asexually, quickly forming blooms of long chains of clonal individuals.

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Observer

m_patton

Date

March 1, 2015

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Square

What

Salps Order Salpida

Observer

kiloueka

Date

January 29, 2012 01:38 PM PST

Place

Avalon Bay (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

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.

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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.