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Tunicate colonies of Didemnum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Tunicata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order: Enterogona
Suborder: Aplousobranchia
Family: Didemnidae
Giard, 1872[1]
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Didemnidae is a family of colonial tunicates in the order Enterogona.

These marine animals are found in shallow water on the seabed. Members of this family have small zooids that form encrusting colonies. The body of each zooid is divided into a thorax and an abdomen.[2]


The World Register of Marine Species lists the following genera:[1]


  1. ^ a b Gittenberger, Arjan (2013). "Didemnidae Giard, 1872". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  2. ^ Lamare, Véronique; André, Frédéric (2014-02-02). "Atriolum robustum Kott, 1983". DORIS (in French). Retrieved 2014-02-13.