Pyrosoma sp.

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Pyrosoma sp.


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.

Item Type:Image
Title:Pyrosoma sp.
Creator(s):MacLean, M
Identification:Jones, D.
Date:05 December 2010
Copyright:SERPENT project
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.
Species:Pyrosoma sp.
Behaviour:Suspended in the water column
Site:Atlantic > South Atlantic > Angola - Block 31
Site Description:Midwater
Depth (m):856.08
Latitude:6 deg 12' 21" S
Longitude:13 deg 43' 07" W
UTM Zone:33S
Countries:West Africa > Angola
Rig:Seven Seas
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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