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Salpa sp.
Salpa sp.
Salp, Aggregate Phase
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0305 0402 (2005-03-15)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Jul 1982
  • latitude 36.54333   longitude -121.95361   max error distance 2543 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Outer Carmel Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Salpidae
  • order Salpida
  • class Thaliacea
  • habitat  Oceanic
  • notes   This is the cloned, sexual phase of a pelagic tunicate. The individuals, each a sequential hermaphrodite, lie in a double chain oriented back to back. Eventually the chain will break apart and each individual will sexually produce an asexual solitary salp. Inconceivably large numbers of aggregate salps can cover hundreds of square miles of ocean.
  • camera   Nikonos
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Salp, Aggregate Phase (photographer)
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