Copepodid stages and adults of the shallow- and deep-water species of the Oncaeidae (e.g., Oncaea Philippi, 1843 and Triconia Bottger-Schnack, 1999) are associated with appendicularian
houses, in particular discarded ones, on which phyto- and zooplankters still remain and are consumed by the copepods (Alldredge 1972; Ohtsuka and Kubo 1991; Ohtsuka et al.
Feeding mechanism and house of the appendicularian
On the southern Gulf of Mexico, it can represent up to 49 % of appendicularian
abundance (Flores-Coto, San Vicente-Anorve, & Sanchez-Ramirez, 2010).
The fate of discarded appendicularian
houses: degradation by the copepod, Microsetella norvegica, and other agents.
Here we use fluorescence confocal microscopy and BrdU labeling to provide the first quantitative analysis of appendicularian
notochord development and growth, including cell numbers and morphologies at different developmental stages.
assemblages in a shelf area and their relationship with temperature.
Here we test the hypothesis that age of a specific developmental stage in the urochordate appendicularian
Oikopleura dioica Fol, 1872, can be predicted from the number of endostyle cells and temperature, thus serving as such a reference system.
Such differences resulted from the disparity between copepod and appendicularian
The cultivation of an appendicularian
through numerous generations.
houses as sources of food, surface habits, and particulate matter in planktonic environments.
(Urochordata) of Costa Rica and adjacent zones.
The remaining 5% of the zooplankton community was composed of cladocerans, ostracods, doliolids, polychaete larvae, medusae, fish eggs, ctenophores, salps, cephalopod paralarvae, bivalves, isopods, appendicularians
, pyrosomes, mysiids, heteropods and echinoderms larvae, stomatopods and cirripeds.