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Clavelina oblongaHerdman, 1880

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
UrochordataAscidiaceaAplousobranchiaClavelinidaeClavelina oblonga
Synonyms
Chondrostachys oblonga (Herdman, 1880)
Stereoclavella oblonga (Herdman, 1880)
Steroclavella oblongus
Habitat
On artificial substrates.

Distribution
West Central Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Southern Brazil, Azores and European waters.

Depth
0.5 m
Characteristics
Transparent colony, with zooids around 2.0 cm long, divided into a thorax and abdomen. Its siphons are short and tubular with flat margins. Internal taxonomic characteristics include a simple pharynx with 13 or more rows of stigmata (no vessels or folds), neural gland with simple opening and a subdivision of the dorsal lamina. The testis surround the oocyte. Its larvae has 3 adhesive papillae in a triangle position projecting from a common peduncle.

Other Literature
Van Name, W.G. (1945) The North and South American ascidians. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 84: 1-476.

Rocha, R.M. & Kremer, L.P. (2005) Introduced ascidians in Paranaguá Bay, Paraná, Southern Brazil. Revta. Bras. Zool., 22(4): 1170-1194.

Rocha, R.M. & Faria, S.B. (2005) Ascidians at Curral Islands, Paraná, Brazil: taxonomy and distribution. Biota Neotropica, 5(2): 1-20.

Rocha et al. (2010) Inventory of ascidians (Tunicata, Ascidiacea) from the National Park La Restinga, Isla Marguerita, Venezuela. Biota Neotropica, 10(1): 1-11.

In Bocas Del Toro
Reported BySmithsonian Taxonomy and Biology of Tunicates Course 2009

NSF-PASI: Advanced Tunicate Biology course, 2011

LocalityMarina Isla Colon.

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Reference
Field Guide to Common Sea-Squirts (Tunicata, Chordata) of Bocas del Toro area elaborated by students of the NSF-PASI: Advanced Tunicate Biology course, 2011
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