Microcosmus helleri   Herdman,  1881 (Sea Squirt)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order:Stolidobranchia
Family:Pyuridae

Description
Color: Sandy, magenta, orange-red, orange


Synonym (s)
Microcosmus goanus Michaelsen, 1918
Microcosmus manaarensis Herdman, 1906

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Thazhaithoppu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Keezha Karai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Sadaimunian Valasai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Melamunthal INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Keezha Vaipar INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam Bay INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam Bay (Lat: 8.37) (Long: 76.93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kadiapattanam (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 77.30) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Enayam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Keezha Kurumpanai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Colachel INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Keezha Kadiappattanam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Alanthalai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellapatti INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Sippikulam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Adanchery INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chinna Ervadi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Seeniappa Dharga INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vedalai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pillaimadam 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/
  • 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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