Ascidia

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Ascidia
Ascidia.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order: Enterogona
Suborder: Phlebobranchia
Family: Ascidiidae
Genus: Ascidia
Synonyms[1]
  • Ascidea Linnaeus, 1767 (spelling variation)
  • Ascidie Linnaeus, 1767 (spelling variation)
  • Ascidiopsis Verrill, 1872
  • Bathyascidia Hartmeyer, 1901
  • Phallusioides Huntsman, 1912
  • Tunica

Ascidia is a genus of tunicates in the family Ascidiidae.[1][2]

Selected species[edit]

Diagrammatic section of an Ascidia, representing the three sacs and the branchial sac as the pharynx or throat: (a) branchial orifice; (b) atrial orifice; (c) tunic or test (d) mantle; (e) branchial sac; (f) gullet; (g) stomach; (h) anal orifice; (i) dorsal lamina; the dotted line indicates the endostyle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Karen Sanamyan & Claude Monniot (2013). Shenkar N, Gittenberger A, Lambert G, Rius M, Moreira Da Rocha R, Swalla BJ, Turon X, eds. "Ascidia Linnaeus, 1767". Ascidiacea World Database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f N. Y. K. Bonnet & R. M. Rocha (2011). "The family Ascidiidae Herdman (Tunicata: Ascidiacea) in Bocas del Toro Panama. Description of six new species". Zootaxa. 2864: 1–33. 
  3. ^ Dominik Kneer; Françoise Monniot; Thomas Stach; Marjolijn J; . A. Christianen (2013). "Ascidia subterranea sp. nov. (Phlebobranchia: Ascidiidae), a new tunicate belonging to the A. sydneiensis Stimpson, 1855 group, found as burrow associate of Axiopsis serratifrons A. Milne-Edwards, 1873 (Decapoda: Axiidae) on Derawan Island, Indonesia". Zootaxa. 3616 (5): 485–494. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3616.5.5. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Ascidia at Wikimedia Commons