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Didemnum speciosum(Herdman, 1886)

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
UrochordataAscidiaceaAplousobranchiaDidemnidaeDidemnumspeciosum
Synonyms
Leptoclinum speciosum Herdman, 1886
Habitat
In coral reef.

Characteristics
Colonies are white; spicules are small and abundant. Zooids has a small tohorax, with around 5 stigmata per row in the branchial sac. Small larvae (0.25-0.5 mm).

Other Literature
Rocha, R.M.; Monniot, F. (1995) Taxonomic and ecological notes on some Didemnum species (Ascidiacea, Didemnidae)from São Sebastião channel, South-Eastern Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 55(4): 639-649.

Millar, R.H. (1977) Ascidians (Tunicata: Ascidiacea) from the Northern and North-Eastern brazilian shelf. Journal of Natural History, 11(2): 169-223.

In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByRocha, R. M., Faria, S. B., and Moreno, T. R.; Marine Invertebrate Taxonomy Workshop I, Bocas del Toro, August 2003
Links
Reference
Rocha R.M., et al. Ascidians from Bocas del Toro, Panama. I. Biodiversity. Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol.41, No. 3, 600-612, 2005.
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