May exist as an individual (solitary form) or in a colony of multiple individuals (aggregate form). Solitary form is barrel-shaped with a wide opening at one end, and a narrower opening at the other. Four muscle bands extend across the upper surface, forming two "X" shapes. Colonial forms are similar except the body has a rounded point at one end. Up to 8 cm long.
Salps feed by filtering water through their body and catching their food (tiny plankton) on a mucous net.
Open water, near surface to depth of 100 m.
Plankton or Particles
Not known to be dangerous to humans.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed