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  • motmot2x by motmot2x

    #Sipho-two-cups? elongated #medusa?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    I'm not sure but I'd say it is a #Salp (if not, then a Rocket-ship.). I'm confused by the structure. Doesn't look like what I'm used to see.

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    looks like the other ones the scientists have been calling salps, but with no Phronima inhabitant.

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  • jo.irisson by jo.irisson translator, scientist

    I don't think it is a salp; it does not have the opaque blob I would expect and the pointy ends on the left don't look appropriate either.

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  • jo.irisson by jo.irisson translator, scientist

    Could be a sipho but again the left part does not fit very well with this. I've asked for a bit of help.

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    Could it be the head of a larvacean ?

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  • LombardFabien by LombardFabien scientist

    This is the bottom bell of a #Sipho-two-cups of the type Diphyes dispar, or more probably Abylopsis tetragona

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    Oh, that makes sense. Thank you.
    Good call, motmot2x!

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  • motmot2x by motmot2x

    Thanks Kirsten. I style my marine biology on the great one, George Costanza.

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    Ha, ha! I love Seinfeld.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    @LombardFabien But we're used to classify these as the #Rocket-Ship_Siphos not as the Twocups! 😦

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    As I understand it, s/he's talking about viewing it from the bottom of the siphosome, not the triangle portion-but maybe I am the one who is

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    confused!

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    I think the posterior nectosome was meant by the bottom bell. Look what I mean: http://bit.ly/1Ce310t

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    So does that mean it's just part of a sipho floating around by itself?

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  • jo.irisson by jo.irisson translator, scientist

    Indeed, those would be #rocket_ship in planktonportal-talk.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    #rectangular

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