Plankton Portal Talk

Oh those larvacean houses!

  • SPToad by SPToad

    I got a couple of larvacean houses in rapid succession - the first one was at a weird angle and I didn't recognize it, so I marked it as a lobate instead... or maybe a thalassos, I can't quite remember. Then the second one was at a slightly better angle and revealed to me my mistake.

    Just venting; please carry on. 😃


  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator in response to SPToad's comment.

    Hi @SPToad

    No problem, don't worry about your mistakes. Larvacean houses can be very tricky! Anyway, each image is classified by several users and I believe that someone else will mark them correctly.

    You can search for #larvacean #house in the Search page or visit my collection of Appendicularians to see some more images with the houses from different angles:)

    Moreover, I'm back online again, ready to help you with the identification. Keep asking when in doubts.



  • DZM by DZM admin

    If you go to your "profile" and check "recents," I think you might be able to find the image you're talking about... you could share it here so that we can see how a larvacean house might masquerade as a lobate? 😃


  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    ..or click on this link which is going directly to your Recents😉