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Urochordata (Tunicates)

  1. Richard Jefferies

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001529

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How to Cite

Jefferies, R. 2001. Urochordata (Tunicates). eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Natural History Museum, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

The Urochordata are a subphylum of the Chordata comprising marine organisms such as the benthic ascidians and the pelagic appendicularians, salps, doliolids and pyrosomes.

Keywords:

  • ciona;
  • chordata;
  • tadpole;
  • tunicate;
  • notocord;
  • zooid