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Noun1.Larvacea - small free-swimming tunicates; sometimes classified as an order
larvacean - any member of the class Larvacea
genus Appendicularia - a genus of chordates in the class Larvacea
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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At Chinchorro Bay, Caribbean of Mexico, is the second most abundant species of appendicularians after Oikopleura (Coecaria) longicauda (Vogth, 1864) (Castellanos-Osorio 2003).
1 Urochordata [Ascidians (Tunicates or Sea Squirts), Larvaceans (Appendicularians), Thaliaceans (Salps, Doliolids, and Chain Tunicates)]
Evidence from 18S rDNA shows that the stolidobranch tunicates may also be closely related to the appendicularians, which include the pelagic oikopleurid tunicates that build mucous houses (2-4).
Other less abundant groups (<1%) such as siphonophores, medusae, cladocerans, heteropods, appendicularians and echinoderm larvae showed a negative correlation (-0.64 < r < -0.28; P < 0.05).
Retention efficiency of 0.2 to 6 [micro]m particles by the appendicularians Oikopleura dioica and Fritillaria borealis.
Among holoplankton, chaetognaths and appendicularians (Oikopleura spp.) were very frequent.
Appendicularians maintain their tail throughout life, and as solitary, freely swimming filter-feeders, both their lifestyle and their adult chordate body plan differ from those of other tunicate groups (Fenaux, 1998; Fenaux et al., 1998).
Taxon Host Harpacticoida Microsetella Brady and appendicularians (including Robertson.
During the sampling period the mesozoo-plankton community was characterized by the presence of different groups, such as copepods, chaetognaths, crustacean larvae, ostracods, cladocerans, icthyoplankton (fish larvae), molluscs, appendicularians, echinoderms and brachiopods larvae (Table 1).