Thalia democratica   (Forskal,  1775) (Salp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Thaliacea

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Size: Max length 1.8 cm TL (male).

Synonym (s)
Salpa democratica Forsskal, 1775
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Salp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 16) (Long: 62) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1991-23/09/1991) (Depth: 200-500 mts)
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 23) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1991-23/09/1991) (Depth: 200-500 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkatraman, K; Srinivasan, M; Satyanarayana, CH and Prabhakar D (2002) Faunal diversity of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve Conservation area series 15 ZSI 77 pp; VIII pla Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts Available at -
  • Krishnamurthy, K (1965) Seasonal variation in the plankton of Porto Novo waters (India) Hydrobiologia Springer 29(1-2) 226-238 Available at -
  • Goswami, SC and Srivastava, Y (1996) Zooplankton standing stock, community structure and diversity in the northern Arabian Sea Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Scientific Results of FORV Sagar Sampada Department of Ocean Development, New Delhi, India 127-137p Available at -

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