larvacean


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any member of the class Larvacea

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In a single 10-minute net sampling of the bay's waters, more than 270,000 of another larvacean species, Fritillaria borealis, have been caught.
Diet of anguilloid larvae: leptocephali feed selectively on larvacean houses and fecal pellets.
Chum salmon exhibited striking ontogenetic and spatial variation in diets, including a tendency for fish <100 mm FL to consume more insects and larvaceans and those >100 mm to consume more amphipods and decapod larvae.
Pteropods, larvaceans, cladocerans and fish eggs were present in approximately 10% of capelin stomachs and represented ~1-3% of prey by numbers (Table 2).
In contrast, the diet of age-0 pollock along the Lower Peninsula was dominated by larvaceans (Merati and Brodeur, 1996).
The seasonal diet shift to larger prey coincided with larger fish size and with decreased abundance and proportions of the principal zooplankter, small calanoids, and increased abundance and proportions of large calanoids and larvaceans in zooplankton tows.
1 Urochordata [Ascidians (Tunicates or Sea Squirts), Larvaceans (Appendicularians), Thaliaceans (Salps, Doliolids, and Chain Tunicates)]
Miscellaneous prey items included other fish, larvaceans, mysids, shrimp, and other prey (Fig.
Copepods, larvaceans, and pteropods (Thecosomata) each occurred in >20% of the stomachs and had mean individual prey weights <0.
Pseudothecosomatous pteropods use mucous webs manipulated by ciliary action to feed in the midwater (Gilmer, 1972), and larvaceans produce elaborate mucous feeding structures.
Through the use of culture methodologies, laboratory-based experimentation on salps and larvaceans has begun to address important ecological questions about the role these animals play in the nutrient cycling of the oceans and their impact on the ecosystem.
The larvaceans generally have small opaque bodies and long transparent tails, but with few exceptions (e.
Although sperm chemotaxis has been shown in echinoderms (Miller, 1985), no significant velocity increase or activation of the attracted sperm has ever been mentioned, except in cnidarians (Miller, 1979a, b) and larvaceans (Miller and King, 1983).
Mysids and larvaceans from GOA specimens as well as ctenophors, polychaetes, and euphasiids from AI specimens occurred in trace amounts.