appendicularia


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appendicularia

or

tadpole larva

the larva of a tunicate (ASCIDIACEA). It possesses a tail, NOTOCHORD and tubular nerve cord, and is indicative of the evolutionary relationships of the adults.
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House production by Oikopleura dioica (Tunicata, Appendicularia) under laboratory conditions.
Este trabajo incluyo el analisis de muestras recolectadas con redes de 500, 200 y 100 [micro]m de apertura de poro, lo que permitio recolectar especies con distintas tallas (Fenaux & Palazzoli, 1979; Fenaux et al., 1998), incluyendo especies de tamano pequeno (~ 100 [micro]m) como Appendicularia sicula, Fritillaria charydbae, Fritillaria cf.
Taxonomic identification of appendicularians collected in the epipelagic waters off northern Chile (Tunicata, Appendicularia).
Appendicularia (Order Copelata) and Chaetognatha, each one had 1.4% of total relative abundance.
Fish larvae showed the highest taxa number (107 taxa ranging from family to species) decreasing with Decapoda (56), Copepoda (35), Thecosomata (17), Amphipoda (15), Siphonophora (10), Chaetognatha (7), Euphausiacea (6), Cladocera (2), Mysidacea (2), Appendicularia (1), and Cephalopoda (1) (Table 3).