Weelia cylindrica

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Deuterostomia > Chordata > Tunicata > Thaliacea > Salpida > Family: Salpidae > Genus: Weelia

Distribution and habitat

 Has a broad distribution that includes southern African seas.


  • Sutherland KR and Madin LP. 2010. A comparison of filtration rates among pelagic tunicates using kinematic measurements. Marine Biology 157: 755-764. DOI 10.1007/s00227-009-1359-y
  • Sutherland KR and Madin LP. 2010. Comparative jet wake structure and swimming performance of salps. Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 2967-2975. doi:10.1242/jeb.041962

Text by Hamish Robertson

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