Aplousobranchia

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Aplousobranchia
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Didemnum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Tunicata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order: Enterogona
Suborder: Aplousobranchia
Families

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Aplousobranchia is a suborder of sea squirts in the order Enterogona. They are colonial animals, and are distinguished from other sea squirts by the presence of relatively simple pharyngeal baskets. This provides the etymology of their name: in ancient greek, ά.πλοος-ους means "simple". The posterior part of the abdomen contains the heart and gonads, and is typically larger than in other sea squirts.

Taxonomy[edit]

Suborder Aplousobranchia


References[edit]

Barnes, Robert D. (1982). Invertebrate Zoology. Philadelphia, PA: Holt-Saunders International. p. 1042. ISBN 0-03-056747-5.