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Clavelina sp.Clavelina sp.

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
UrochordataAscidiaceaAplousobranchiaClavelinidaeClavelinasp.
Habitat
Found only on coral reefs at greater than 10 m depth in Bocas del Toro.

Distribution
Bocas del Toro, Panama. This is a new species that will be described elsewhere.

Depth
10.0 m
Characteristics
The colony is like a bouquet of clavate and yellow zooids, up to 4.0 cm thick. Body muscles extend between the endostyle and the thorax base. The pharynx has 18 rows of stigmata with around 45 stigmata on each side of the body.

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
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Clavelina sp.
Clavelina sp.
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Reference
Collin, R., Diaz, M. C., Norenburg, J., Rocha, R. M., Sanchez, J. A., Schulze, A., Schartz, M. and Valdes, A. (2005) Photographic Identification guide to some Common Marine Invertebrates of Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Caribbean Journal of Science 41(3), 638 - 707.

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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