Styela canopus   (Savigny,  1816) (Sea Squirt)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order:Stolidobranchia
Family:Styelidae

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Description
Size: 2.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Orange, yellow-brown, sandy


Synonym (s)
Ascidia rugosa Agassiz, 1850
Cynthia canopoides (Heller, 1877)
Cynthia canopus Savigny, 1816
Cynthia partita Stimpson, 1852
Cynthia stellifera Verrill, 1871
Halocynthia partita (Stimpson, 1852)
Styela barbaris Kott, 1952
Styela bermudensis Van Name, 1902
Styela canopoides Heller, 1877
Styela marquesana Michaelsen, 1918
Styela orbicularis Sluiter, 1904
Styela partita (Stimpson, 1852)
Styela partito (Stimpson, 1852)
(Misspelling)
Styela pupa Heller, 1878
Styela rectangularis Kott, 1952
Styela stephensoni Michaelsen, 1934
Styela variabilis Hancock, 1868
Tethyum canopus (Savigny, 1816)
Tethyum orbiculare (Sluiter, 1904)
Tethyum partitum (Stimpson, 1852)
Tethyum pupa (Heller, 1878)
Styela canopus (Savigny, 1816)
(Senior synonym)
Styela bicolor (Sluiter, 1887)

Common Name (s)
• Rough Sea Squirt (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Vedalai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Salai Thottam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Melamunthal INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Keezha Vaipar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Amali Nagar INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.75) (Long: 78.20) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Enayam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Melakurumpanai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Keezha Kurumpanai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudur INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Keezha Kadiappattanam INDIA
• Kerala, Azhikkal INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chinnamuttom INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kooduthalai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kulasekarapattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Alanthalai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Jeeva Nagar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kayalpattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin Harbour INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellapatti INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Sippikulam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vembar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Van Tivu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Adanchery INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pillaimadam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Devipattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kannamunai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Thiruppalaikudi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mullimunai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudupattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour 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/
  • Jaffarali, HA; Sivakumar, V and Selvi, MT (2010) New records of colonial Ascidians from the South West coast of India Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research IDOSI Publications 5(5) 366-373 Available at - http://www.idosi.org/mejsr/mejsr5%285%29/9.pdf
  • 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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