Encounters with the rare genus Helicosalpa (Chordata, Thaliacea, Salpida), using citizen science data

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Species within the genus Helicosalpa are pelagic tunicates with keg-shaped solitary zooids and aggregate zooids in chains (not whorls). They are also among the most rarely collected salps, with most observations from subtropical and tropical regions. Pictures and videos of live, aggregate helicosalp species in situ are rare. As a pilot study, we present material (images and videos) showing previously poorly described characteristics for live, aggregate Helicosalpa virgula, H. cf. komaii and H. cf. younti...
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