Molgula ficus   (Macdonald,  1859) (Sea Squirt)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order:Stolidobranchia
Family:Molgulidae

Description
Color: Sandy


Synonym (s)
Ascopera nana Herdman, 1899
Caesira ficus Macdonald, 1859
Caesira forbesi (Herdman, 1881)
Caesira godeffroyi (Michaelsen, 1908)
Caesira martensi (Traustedt, 1885)
(Misspelling)
Caesira mortoni (Kesteven, 1909)
Ctenicella ficus (Macdonald, 1859)
Ctenicella godeffroyi (Michaelsen, 1908)
Ctenicella martensii (Traustedt, 1885)
Ctenicella nana (Herdman, 1899)
Molgula batemani Kott, 1952
Molgula forbesi Herdman, 1881
Molgula forbesii Herdman, 1881
(Misspelling)
Molgula goddeffroyi Michaelsen, 1908
(Misspelling)
Molgula godeffroyi Michaelsen, 1908
Molgula martensi (Traustedt, 1885)
(Misspelling)
Molgula martensii Traustedt, 1885
Molgula mortoni Kesteven, 1909

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Keezha Karai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Narippaiyur INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Azhickal (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 77.34) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Keezha Kadiappattanam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kulasekarapattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Jeeva Nagar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Karapad Creek INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Valinokkam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pillaimadam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mullimunai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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