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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report
Animalia (kingdom) » Chordata (phylum) » Ascidiacea (class) » Aplousobranchia (order) » Didemnidae (family)
|CAAB Code:||35 013294|
Didemnum vexillum Kott, 2002
|Taxon Notes:||This invasive species, which was described from New Zealand but is probably native to Japan, has recently been recorded from southern New South Wales. It has also been widely recorded from North America and Europe, and is regarded as a pest species as it grows rapidly and will smother other sessile marine life.|
|Record source and|
|Kott, P., 2002. A complex didemnid ascidian from Whangamata, New Zealand., Journal of Marine Biology Association of the United Kingdom, Vol. 82: 625-628.|