Pyura vittata   (Stimpson,  1852) (Sea Squirt)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order:Stolidobranchia
Family:Pyuridae

Image copyrights: Thomas Stach

Description
Max. size: 10.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Sandy, orange


Synonym (s)
Cynthia aripuensis Herdman, 1906
Cynthia chazaliei Sluiter, 1898
Cynthia karasboja (Oka, 1906)
Cynthia laevigata Heller, 1878
Cynthia riiseana Traustedt, 1883
Cynthia vittata Stimpson, 1852
Halocynthia karasboja Oka, 1906
Halocynthia riiseana (Traustedt, 1883)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Demersal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Vizhinjam Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Melakurumpanai INDIA
• Kerala, Azhikkal INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam 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/
  • 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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