Thaliacea | Salpida
Madin, L.P., P. Kremer and S. Hacker. 1996. (Ref. 3482)
Size / Weight / Age
Pelagic; depth range 200 - 1839 m (Ref. 3517)
Climate / Range
Atlantic Ocean: Bermuda. Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico.
Exhibits vertical migration (Ref. 3482); from near the surface to depths of at least 400 to 800 m (Ref. 3517). Members of the order Salpida includes clonal and sexual phases in its life cycle. Life cycle: The oozooid holds in its stolon the buds and blastozooids, each containing an egg. The blastozooid becomes a brood sac for the fertilized egg which later breaks free as a young zooid (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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