Animalia > Chordata > Appendicularia > Copelata > Oikopleuridae > Oikopleura > Oikopleura dioica

Oikopleura dioica

Synonyms: Appendicularia coerulescens; Oikopleura flabellum; Oikopleura malmii; Vexillaria flabellum; Vexillaria speciosa

Wikipedia Abstract

Oikopleura dioica is a species of small pelagic tunicate found in the surface waters of most of the world's oceans. It is used as a model organism in research into developmental biology.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Globigerina bulloides[1]
Orbulina universa[1]
Trilobatus sacculifer[1]



semi-cosmopolitan in temperate to tropical waters;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2B. C. Russell (1983): The food and feeding habits of rocky reef fish of north‐eastern New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 17:2, 121-145
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