A Class in the Kingdom Animalia.
The Class Thaliacea is a member of the Phylum Chordata. Here is the complete "parentage" of Thaliacea:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Animalia
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Kingdom: Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Class Thaliacea is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (4): Doliolidae · Doliopsoididae · Pyrosomatidae · Salpidae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 70 species and subspecies in the Class Thaliacea.
Doliolidae is a family of tunicates in the order Doliolida. Members of the family are pelagic and often found far away from coastlines. [more]
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.
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