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Larvaceans: Appendicularia

Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, No Common Name (oikopleura Labradoriensis): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, LARVACEANS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

NO COMMON NAME (Oikopleura labradoriensis): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Larvaceans live in ocean currents all over the world.


Larvaceans live in open ocean and near the shore in surface waters and in middle depths.

Larvaceans eat plant plankton that they filter from the water that passes through them. Plankton is microscopic plants and animals drifting in water.


Larvaceans can clear an area of plant plankton, eating the food needed by sea animals that fishes eat. The fishes leave the area, and people lose their food and their jobs.


Larvaceans are not considered threatened or endangered.

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