Polyclinum tenuatum   Kott,  1992 (Sea Squirt)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ascidiacea

Size: Colony 6cm in diameter, thorax and abdomem 3mm long

Colour: Colony dark green

The colonies are fleshy and are fixed to the substrate by the whole of the under surface; test gelatinous.
The posterior abdomen is short and sac like. Long atrial languet is produced forwards from the upper rim of the atrial siphon; 5-6 minute pointed papillae form a fringe along the straight tip of the atrial lip. 13 rows of up to 12 short oval stigmata with conspicuous conical branchial papilla. The gut loop is twisted and the distal part of the loop curves forward.

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Habitat:  Demersal


• Tamil Nadu, Leepuram (Lat: 8.11) (Long: 77.55) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chinnamuttom (Lat: 8.1) (Long: 77.56) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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/

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