Oikopleura longicauda   (Vogt,  1854) (Sea Squirt)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Larvacea

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Short and fat body. With well-developed gelatinous hood. Mouth oblique dorsally. Without buccal gland and subchordal cell. Relatively solid tail with wide and solid muscles extending to the tip of the tail. End of fin round. Ratio of tail to body 5:1.


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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
  • Fenaux, R Appendicularia from Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and Persian Gulf Biogeography of the Indian Ocean 409-414 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Dhandapani, P Descriptions of two new species of Larvacea with a list of other species collected from the Bay of Bengal Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Zhong, Z (1989) Marine planktology Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York Tokyo 454 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Zooplankton taxa Fisheries and oceans Canada Available at - http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/SCI/osap/projects/plankton/zooplankton/default_e.htm
  • Jitlang, I; Pattarajinda, S; Mishra, R and Wongrat, L (2007) Composition, Abundance and Distribution of Zooplankton in the Bay of Bengal The Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management in the Bay of Bengal 65-92 Available at - http://map.seafdec.org/downloads/BIMSTEC/010-Zooplankton-Issaporn.pdf

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