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Oikopleura (Vexillaria) vanhoeffeni


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lexID:
11961 
AphiaID:
103417 
Scientific:
Oikopleura (Vexillaria) vanhoeffeni 
German:
Seescheide 
English:
Ascidian 
Category:
Søpunge 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Appendicularia (Class) > Copelata (Order) > Oikopleuridae (Family) > Oikopleura (Genus) > (Vexillaria) vanhoeffeni (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lohmann, 1896 
Occurrence:
Arctic Sea, North Pacific (Ocean), Pacific Ocean, Nordlige Atlanterhav 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0,2 cm - 0,7 cm 
Food:
Plankton 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Oikopleura albicans
  • Oikopleura caudaornata
  • Oikopleura cophocerca
  • Oikopleura cornutogastra
  • Oikopleura dioica
  • Oikopleura fusiformis
  • Oikopleura gaussica
  • Oikopleura gorskyi
  • Oikopleura gracilis
  • Oikopleura inflata
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-02-08 17:26:18 

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Oikopleura (Vexillaria) vanhoeffeni Lohmann, 1896

Oikopleura (Vexillaria) vanhoeffeni is a rather large appendicularian species. The trunk is compact. The left lobe of the stomach is round. Ovary and testes together forming a round structure behind the stomach and oesophagus. The endostyle is long and narrow, at each side accompagnied by an ovoid buccal gland.

The tail is long, with a strong chord and medium sized muscular bands; at the right side of the proximal third part of the tail are numerous small glands.

This is a coldwater pelagic ascidian.

Synonymised names
Oikopleura vahoffeni Lohmann, 1896 (lapsus calami)
Oikopleura vanhoffeni· accepted, alternate representation

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