Trunk compact, up to 2.3 mm long (Oikopleurinae-trunk). Buccal glands spherical and fairly large. Gonads adjoining the coil of the gut, protruding dorsally and tapering toward the posterior end when ripe. Tail with one spindle-shaped subchordal cell, musculature narrow (Oikopleurinae).
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Subphylum Urochordata Class Appendicularia Family Oikopleuridae Subfamily Oikopleurinae Genus Oikopleura Subgenus Vexillaria Species Oikopleura rufescens
Status in World Register of Marine Species
Not included in WoRMS database
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