Diplosoma virens   (Hartmeyer,  1909) (Sea Squirt)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order:Aplousobranchia
Family:Didemnidae

Image copyrights: Arjan Gittenberger

Description
Obligate Prochloron symbionts. Often grows on the edge rather than the top of a stone exposed to sunlight.


Synonym (s)
Diplosoma pavonia Monniot & Monniot, 1987
Diplosoma viride Herdman, 1906
Leptoclinum calificiforme Sluiter, 1909
Leptoclinum varium Sluiter, 1909
Leptoclinum virens Hartmeyer, 1909

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Shanmugavelpattinam INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellapatti INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Valinokkam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Seeniappa Dharga INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Abdul, JAH and Sivakumar, V (2007) Occurrence and distribution of ascidians in Vizhinjam Bay (south west coast of India) Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 342(1) 189-190 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.041
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Gittenberger, A The Dutch ascidians homepage Available at - http://www.ascidians.com/
  • Meenakshi, VK; Renganathan, TK; Senthamarai, S and Jeyalakshmi, J (2003) Marine biodiversity - Taxonomy of Indian Ascidians Technical report Available at - Biodiversity Informatics Group, NIO, Goa

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