Leptoclinides madara   Tokioka,  1953 (Sea Squirt)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order:Aplousobranchia
Family:Didemnidae

Description
Max. size: 1.0 cm OT (male)

Color: Orange-red, yellow-brown, white


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Narippaiyur INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 78.11) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Azhickal (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 77.34) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Colachel (Lat: 8.16) (Long: 77.26) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Enayam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Melakurumpanai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pozhikarai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kooduthalai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Manapad INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Virapandianpatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kayalpattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellapatti INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Seeniappa Dharga 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/
  • Jaffar Ali, AH; Sivakumar, V and Tamilselvi, M (2009) Distribution of Alien and Cryptogenic Ascidians along the Southern Coasts of Indian Peninsula World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences IDOSI Publications 1(4) 305-312 Available at - http://www.idosi.org/wjfms/wjfms1%284%2909/9.pdf
  • 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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