Larvacea

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Larvacea

[lär′vā·shē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A class of the subphylum Tunicata consisting of minute planktonic animals in which the tail, with dorsal nerve cord and notochord, persists throughout life.
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Finally, in addition to meroplanktonic forms, we found a juvenile of the lancet Branchiostoma, and new holoplanktonic records represented by four members of Tunicata: three appendicularians and one salp.
Appendicularians (Tunicata) of Banco Chinchorro, Caribbean Sea.
Individual growth model for the appendicularian Oikopleura dioica.
Here we test the hypothesis that age of a specific developmental stage in the urochordate appendicularian Oikopleura dioica Fol, 1872, can be predicted from the number of endostyle cells and temperature, thus serving as such a reference system.
Taxonomic identification of appendicularians collected in the epipelagic waters off northern Chile (Tunicata, Appendicularia).
Food web structure and trophic dynamics of a subtropical plankton community, with an emphasis on appendicularians (Tesis de Doctorado).
Early histological studies addressed notochord development to the larval stage in the appendicularians Oikopleura dioica and Oikopleura longicauda (Fol, 1872; Seeliger, 1893; Martini 1909).
In situ feeding habits of Oncaea (Copepoda: Poe cilostomatoida) from the upper 250 m of the central Red Sea, with special reference to consumption of appendicularian houses.
Appendicularians are one of the most abundant and frequent zooplankters in coastal tropical environments (Alldredge 1972, 1976, Sato et al.
Paffenhofer (1970) described a rotating culture apparatus used very successfully for copepods, appendicularians, and doliolids, which has been modified to various degrees (e.g., Sato et al., 2001; Gibson and Paffenhofer, 2000).
Between the zooplankton groups, the appendicularians showed an association with high values of precipitation, salinity and temperature.