General: Bell-shaped (medusoid) doliolid with four muscle bands. All known specimens have occurred as solitary individuals, the majority with buds. Living specimens have a medusoid shape yet are bilaterally symmetrical. The buccal opening is very large and highly elastic, capable of expanding to the full height (diameter) of the animal, and of contracting to less than 5% of height.
Published depth range: 1164 - 1890 m
Ocean range (global): Pacific.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Robison, B.H., K.A. Raskoff, and R.E. Sherlock (2005). Ecological substrate in midwater: Doliolula equus, a new mesopelagic tunicate. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 85: 655-663. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315405011586
Citation: Pseudusa bostigrinus (unknown) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Pseudusa%20bostigrinus. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-08-15.