Image ID:29458
Common Name:Oceanic salp
Scientific Name:Salpa?
Description:A large 10 cm-long salp caught near the surface in the open ocean west of Central America. A close-up of the same animal showing the reproductive cycle of this species is also available on this website.
Location:Tropical Pacific, open ocean, epipelagic
Keywords:Oceanic salp, Salpa, epipelagic, Chordata, Urochordata, Thaliacea, Salpida, Salpidae, transpatent, blue, jelly, plankton