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Salpa thompsoni (Chamisso, 1819)

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  Kingdom Animalia --
   Phylum Chordata --
  Subphylum Tunicata --
  Class Thaliacea --
  Subclass --
  Infraclass --
  Superorder --
  Order Salpida
  Family Salpidae
  Genus Salpa
  Subgenus
  Species thompsoni

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Distinguishing features:
 

Solitary zooids: Test strongly echinate. MI to MIII strongly fused in the mid-dorsal region; MVIII to MIX likewise strongly fused. Number of muscular fibers of MIV: 73-110. Aggregate zooids: Test thick and strongly echinate. Body muscles arranged as in Salpa fusiformis, but number of muscular fibers (MI-MVI): 140-235.


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Prosome length:

Total length:
agregate; 25 mm (Daponte, 2001) - 45 mm (Daponte, 2001)
Solitary; 20 mm (Daponte, 2001) - 98 mm (Daponte, 2001)

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Antarctic-Subantarctic distribution

Depth distribution: diel vertical migrator it can be found at surface during night time and up to 300m depth during the day

   
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References

Links to literature:
http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=zsao&menuentry=soorten&id=4041&tab=beschrijving

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This information was compiled and submitted by Paola Batta Lona.


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