Pyrosoma atlanticum   Peron,  1804 (Salp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Thaliacea
Order:Pyrosomatida
Family:Pyrosomatidae

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Description
Size: Max length 60.0 cm COLD (male)


Synonym (s)
Pyrosoma benthica Monniot & Monniot, 1966
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic
Predator:  Bony fishes (Hyperoglyphe antarctica, Schedophilus maculatus, Seriolella brama, Seriolella tinro, Alepocephalus rostratus, Trachurus murphyi, Epigonus lenimen, Macruronus novaezelandiae, Neocyttus rhomboidalis, Helicolenus percoides)

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

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
  • Nagabhushanam, AK and Krishnan, S (1993) Observations on the distribution of some of the marine organism inhabiting the inter-tidal zone along the western continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal, with particular reference to the Tamil Nadu coastal strip Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(3-4) 449-490 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

Page last updated on:2010-09-29

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