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Thaliacea

(Class)

Overview

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A Class in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Class Thaliacea is a member of the Phylum Chordata. Here is the complete "parentage" of Thaliacea:

The Class Thaliacea is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Doliolidae

Doliolidae is a family of tunicates in the order Doliolida. Members of the family are pelagic and often found far away from coastlines. [more]

Doliopsoididae

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Pyrosomatidae

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Salpidae

A salp (plural salps) or salpa (plural salpae or salpas) is a barrel-shaped, planktonic tunicate. It moves by contracting, thus pumping water through its gelatinous body. The salp strains the pumped water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton. [more]

At least 70 species and subspecies belong to the Family Salpidae.

More info about the Family Salpidae may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 13:13:33