Oikopleura dioica   Fol  1872 (Sea Squirt)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Larvacea
Order:Copelata
Family:Oikopleuridae

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Description
Small and flat body, with nearly straight back. Mouth located anteriorly, oblique dorsally. Small buccal gland. Very narrow tail muscles, with two spinal subchordal cells. Ration of trunk to tail 4:1.

Dioecious



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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.32) INDIA (Record: 10/05/2006)

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
  • Dhandapani, P Descriptions of two new species of Larvacea with a list of other species collected from the Bay of Bengal Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Zacharia, PU; Krishnakumar, PK; Dineshbabu, AP; Vijayakumaran, K; Rohit, P; Thomas, S; Sasikumar, G; Kaladharan, P; Durgekar, RN and Mohamed, KS (2008) Species assemblage in the coral reef ecosystem of Netrani Island off Karnataka along the southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 87-97 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Damstra, ES Science Illustration Available at - http://www.emilydamstra.com/
  • Zhong, Z (1989) Marine planktology Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York Tokyo 454 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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