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Styela montereyensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Tunicata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order: Pleurogona
Suborder: Stolidobranchia
Family: Styelidae
Genus: Styela
Fleming, 1822

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Styela is a genus of tunicates. Styela clava, an edible species, is known as an invasive species in some areas.

Species include:[1]

Species names currently considered to be synonyms:


  1. ^ Sanamyan, K. (2015). Styela Fleming, 1822. In: Shenkar, N.; Gittenberger, A.; Lambert, G.; Rius, M.; Moreira Da Rocha, R.; Swalla, B.J.; Turon, X. (2015) Ascidiacea World Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2015-12-24
  2. ^ Lee, In Hee; Cho, Yoon; Lehrer, Robert I (1997). "Styelins, Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Peptides from the Solitary Tunicate, Styela clava". Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B. 118 (3): 515–521. doi:10.1016/S0305-0491(97)00109-0. ISSN 1096-4959. 
  3. ^ Lützen, J. (1998). "Styela clava Herdman (Urochordata, Ascidiacea), a successful immigrant to North West Europe: ecology, propagation and chronology of spread". Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen. 52 (3-4): 383–391. doi:10.1007/BF02908912. ISSN 0174-3597. 
  4. ^ Cima, Francesca; Ballarin, Loriano; Bressa, Giuliano; Martinucci, Gianbruno; Burighel, Paolo (1996). "Toxicity of Organotin Compounds on Embryos of a Marine Invertebrate (Styela plicata;Tunicata)". Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 35 (2): 174–182. doi:10.1006/eesa.1996.0097. ISSN 0147-6513. 
  5. ^ Berg, W.E.; Humphreys, W.J. (1960). "Electron microscopy of four-cell stages of the ascidians Ciona and Styela". Developmental Biology. 2 (1): 42–60. doi:10.1016/0012-1606(60)90015-4. ISSN 0012-1606. 
  6. ^ Grave, Caswell (1944). "The larva of Styela (Cynthia) partita: Structure, activities and duration of life". Journal of Morphology. 75 (2): 173–191. doi:10.1002/jmor.1050750202. ISSN 0362-2525.