Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Salpidæ. There are two groups of species, in one of which the intestine is extended along the ventral aspect of the body, as in
S. pinnata; in the other it is compacted in globular form posteriorly, as in S. fusiformis, and forms the so-called nucleus. About 15 species are known, of nearly all seas. All are brilliantly luminous or phosphorescent (like the pyrosomes, with which they were formerly associated), and all occur under two forms—an asexual form, in which the individual salps are solitary, and the mature sexual form, in which a number of salps are linked together to form a chain. Also called Thalia.
- n. [lowercase; pl. salpæ (-pē).] A species of this genus; a salp.
- n. A kind of stockfish.
- n. salp
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A genus of transparent, tubular, free-swimming oceanic tunicates found abundantly in all the warmer latitudes. See
- n. minute floating marine tunicate having a transparent body with an opening at each end
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“Sarpa salpa, a species of sea bream now found in British waters, occasionally accumulates a powerful psychoactive compound called indole in its head, which can lead to ichthyoallyeinotoxism, or hallucinogenic fish poisoning.”
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