Polycarpa papillata   Sluiter,  1885 (Sea Squirt)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order:Stolidobranchia
Family:Styelidae

Image copyrights: Arjan Gittenberger

Description
Size: Max length 12.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Red-orange, flesh colored, dirty brown


Synonym (s)
Polycarpa attollens Herdman, 1899
Polycarpa elata Heller, 1878
Polycarpa capricornia Kott, 1952
Polycarpa attollens Herdman, 1898
Polycarpa intermedia Hartmeyer, 1919
Polycarpa intestinata Kott, 1952
Polycarpa mutilans Herdman, 1906
Styela captiosa Sluiter, 1885
Styela elata (Heller, 1878)
Styela papillata Sluiter, 1885
Styela papillata Kott, 1954
Styela phaula Sluiter, 1895
Styeloides abranchiata Sluiter, 1885

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Thoppuvalasai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Sambai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Thirupalakudi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mullimunai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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/

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