Usually seen as a colony of smaller individuals (zooids) that is very long and shaped like a hollow cylinder, closed at one end. Each zooid is enclosed in a pointed test and lined up in parallel rows in the colony. Colony is opaque and colourless, pale yellow, pinkish or pinkish brown. Colony walls about 2 cm thick. Colony up to 60 cm long.
Salps feed by filtering water through their body to catch a meal of tiny plankton.
Open water, near surface to depth of 500 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