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Didemnum cineraceum(Sluiter, 1898)

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
UrochordataAscidiaceaAplousobranchiaDidemnidaeDidemnum cineraceum
Synonyms
Leptoclinum cineraceum Sluiter, 1898
Habitat
On pvc plates, mangrove roots and dead corals.

Distribution
Panama, Jamaica, Guadaloupe, Sierra Leona (Africa), New Caledonia.

Depth
0.5 - 1.0 m
Characteristics
Colony brown or gray, almost without spicules. Zooids 1.5 mm lenght, around 12 stigamata per row in the branchial sac, testis single, sperm duct coiled 7-8 turns. Larvae are gemmiparous.

Other Literature
Monniot, F. (1983) Ascidies littorales de Guadelope. 1. Didemnidae Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat., Paris, ser.4, 5, A(1): 3-49.

Rocha, R. M. & N. Y. K. Bonnet. 2009. Ascídias (Tunicata, Ascidiacea) introduzidas no Arquipélago de Alcatrazes, São Paulo. Iheringia, Sér. Zool., 99(1):27-35.

In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByRosana M. Rocha
LocalitySTRI dock, Drago, Marina Isla Colon.

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Reference
Rocha et al. (2005) Ascidians from Bocas del Toro, Panama. I. Biodiversity. Caribbean Journal of Science, 41(3): 600-612.
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