Ecteinascidia thurstoni   Herdman,  1890 (Sea Squirt)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order:Phlebobranchia
Family:Perophoridae

Description
Size: Common length 1.2 cm (Male)

Color: Transparent

Within 12 hours of release, tadpole-like larvae attach to surfaces by three anterior suckers. The tadpoles then develop and metamorphose into juvenile filter feeders within 24 hours.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nagabhushanam, AK and Krishnan, S (1993) Observations on the distribution of some of the marine organism inhabiting the inter-tidal zone along the western continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal, with particular reference to the Tamil Nadu coastal strip Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(3-4) 449-490 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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/
  • 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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