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Salp vs. Tunicate

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Salpnoun

Any of the free-swimming tunicates of the order Salpida and its single family Salpidae.

Tunicatenoun

Any of very many chordate marine animals, of the subphyla Tunicata or Urochordata, including the sea squirts.

Salpnoun

Any species of Salpa, or of the family Salpidæ.

Tunicateadjective

Of or pertaining to these animals.

Salpnoun

minute floating marine tunicate having a transparent body with an opening at each end

Tunicateadjective

Enclosed in a tunic or mantle; covered or coated with layers.

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Salp

A salp (plural salps, also known colloquially as “sea grape”) or salpa (plural salpae or salpas) is a barrel-shaped, planktic tunicate. It moves by contracting, thereby pumping water through its gelatinous body, one of the most efficient examples of jet propulsion in the animal kingdom.

Tunicateadjective

(zoology) Having each joint buried in the preceding funnel-shaped one, as in certain antennae of insects.

Tunicate

A tunicate is a marine invertebrate animal, a member of the subphylum Tunicata (). It is part of the Chordata, a phylum which includes all animals with dorsal nerve cords and notochords (including vertebrates).

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