Ascidia

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Ascidia
Ascidia.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order: Enterogona
Suborder: Phlebobranchia
Family: Ascidiidae
Genus: Ascidia
Linnaeus, 1767
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). Noa Shenkar, Arjan Gittenberger, Gretchen Lambert, Marc Rius, Rosana Moreira Da Rocha, Billie J Swalla & Xavier Turon, 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