(plural salps, salpa, salpae or salpa) a barrel-shaped, planktonic tunicate. It moves by contracting, thus pumping water through its gelatinous body. The salp strains the pumped water through its internal feeding filters, feeding on phytoplankton.
Etymology: Neo-Latin, special use of Latin salpa < Greek sálpē - kind of fish.
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