Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Tunicata > Class Thaliacea > Order Salpida > Family Salpidae > Subfamily Salpinae

Salpa Forskål, 1775

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Salpa aspera Chamisso, 1819
Salpa fusiformis Cuvier, 1804
Salpa maxima Forskål, 1775
Salpa younti van Soest, 1973


original description

Forsskål, P. 1775. Descriptiones Animalium, Avium, Amphibiorum, Piscium, Insectorum, Vermium; quae in Itinere Orientali Observavit Petrus Forskål. Prof. Haun. Post Mortem Auctoris Ed. Carsten Neibuhr. Adjuncta est Materia Medica Kahirina atque Tabula Maris Rubri Geographica. Hauniae, Pp 1-20 + i-xxxiv + 1-164, map.

basis of record

Kott, P. (1998) Tunicata. pp.51-252, 259-261 (App. 1-3), 265-292 (Index) in Wells, A. & Houston, W.W.K. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol.34. Hemichordata, Tunicata, Cephalochordata. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, Australia

additional source

Van Soest, R.W.M. 1974b. A revision of the genera Salpa Forskål, 1775, Pegea Savigny, 1816, and Ritteriella Metcalf, 1919 (Tunicata, Thaliacea). Beaufortia 22 (293): 153-191.

additional source

van der Land, J.; van Soest, R.W.M. (2001). Thaliacea, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 355-356

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

ITIS database



External Links



van Soest, R. (2014). Salpa. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137233




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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