Large pelagic colonial tunicate, can be as long as 10-20m. Pyrosomas are characteristcally open at one end and form a point at the other. Unable to identifiy this species of Pyrosoma from these images but this example bears quite a close similarity to Pyrosoma spinosum which is found in the Gulf of Mexico.
|Date:||05 December 2010|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Subphylum Urochordata > Class Thaliacea > Order Pyrosomatida > Family Pyrosomatidae > Pyrosoma sp.|
Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Thaliacea > Order Pyrosomatida > Family Pyrosomatidae > Pyrosoma sp.
|Behaviour:||Suspended in the water column|
|Site:||Atlantic > South Atlantic > Block 31|
|Latitude:||6 deg 12' 21" S|
|Longitude:||13 deg 43' 07" W|
|Countries:||West Africa > Angola|
|Project Partners:||BP, Subsea 7|
|Keywords:||Angola Southern Hemisphere Pyrosoma Colonial Tunicate|
|Deposited By:||Miss Moira MacLean|
|Deposited On:||09 December 2010|
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