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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Ascidiacea (class)  »  Phlebobranchia (order)  »  Ascidiidae (family)

CAAB Code: 35 002018 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Ascidia sydneiensis   Stimpson, 1855

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 35 - Tunicata Tunicates (ascidians, larvaceans and salps)
Family: 35 2 Ascidiidae (ascidians, sea squirts) - show full list
Common Name: [an ascidian]
Organism Type: an ascidian
Synonyms: Ascidia sydneyensis
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 35 002901     Ascidia spp.
Distribution map:
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Occurrence locations [1] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Taxon Notes:This species is currently considered to be circum-tropical in distribution. However, it is likely that several species are currently included, and there is need of a detailed review of the group. It is also probable that the true A. sydneyensis from Australia has been accidentally introduced to other areas in this region - specimens from artificial structures and port areas in particular are more likely to be this. Specimens from natural substrates away from ports are more likely to close

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Cleveland S1010202

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-06-22
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Wells, A. Houston, W. W. K. , Editors, 1998, Zoological catalogue of Australia. Volume 34. Hemichordata, Tunicata, Cephalochordata. CSIRO, East Melbourne
Scientific Name
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Bonnet, N.Y.K., Lotufo, T.M.C., 2015. Description of Ascidia paulayi sp. nov. (Phlebobranchia: Ascidiidae) from French Polynesia, with a discussion about the Ascidia sydneyensis Stimpson, 1855 group., Zootaxa, Vol. 3994(2): 283-291.
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