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Diplosoma glandulosumMonniot, 1983

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
UrochordataAscidiaceaAplousobranchiaDidemnidaeDiplosomaglandulosum
Habitat
Found on a coral reef.

Depth
5.0 m
Characteristics
This ascidian forms flat colonies with zooids that are embedded in a transparent tunic with a brown ring around each oral siphon. There is black pigment located on the siphon and abdomen. There are four rows of straight stigmata in the branchial sac and there is a large atrial aperture with a languet connecting each zooid to the common cloacal opening. The thorax is longer than the abdomen and the gonads are located on the right side inside the intestinal loop. There is a glandular tissue covering part of the two testis follicles. The sperm duct is straight.

Other Literature
Monniot, F. (1983) Ascidies littorales de Guadelope. 1. Didemnidae Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat., Paris, ser.4, 5, A(1): 3-49.
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported By2006 Smithsonian Tunicate Taxonomy Course sponsored by SENACYT

Smithsonian Taxonomy and Biology of Tunicates Course, 2009

LocalityHospital Point.

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2006 Smithsonian Tunicate Taxonomy Course sponsored by SENACYT
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