|Chondrostachys oblonga (Herdman, 1880)|
Stereoclavella oblonga (Herdman, 1880)
|On artificial substrates.|
|West Central Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Southern Brazil, Azores and European waters.|
|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.|
|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 By||Smithsonian Taxonomy and Biology of Tunicates Course 2009
NSF-PASI: Advanced Tunicate Biology course, 2011
|Locality||Marina Isla Colon.|
|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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