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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Ascidiacea (class)  »  Stolidobranchia (order)  »  Molgulidae (family)

CAAB Code: 35 031023 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Molgula gigantea   (Cunningham, 1871)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 35 - Tunicata Tunicates (ascidians, larvaceans and salps)
Family: 35 31 Molgulidae (ascidians, sea squirts) - show full list
Common Name: [an ascidian]
Organism Type: an ascidian
Synonyms: Molgula pedunculata (mis-identification)
Ascopera gigantea Molgula maxima
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Species not on current Australian list, but occuring in subantarctic/Antarctic waters:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 35 031902     Molgula spp.
Taxon Notes:This species has previously been confused with both M. pedunculata s.s. and M. herdmanina (as M. pedunculata). See Monniot & Dettai, 2015.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-08-08
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
Monniot, F., Dettai, A., 2015. Pedunculate Molgula species (Ascidiidae, Molgulidae) from the French Antarctic sector. Redescription and taxonomic revision., Zootaxa, Vol. 3920(1): 171-197.
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