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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 35 032041 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Pyura praeputialis   (Heller, 1878)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 35 - Tunicata Tunicates (ascidians, larvaceans and salps)
Family: 35 32 Pyuridae (ascidians, sea squirts) - show full list
Common Name: cunjuvoi
Common Names List: cunjevoi
Organism Type: an ascidian
Synonyms: Pyura stolonifera
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 35 032901     Pyura spp.
Taxon Notes:This species was previously known as Pyura stolonifera, but the latter is now considered to be a species complex, and P. stolonifera s.s. is restricted to southern Africa. P. praeputialis is native to eastern Australia. See Rius & Teske, 2013.

MoV 1693
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-12
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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Rius, M., Teske, P.R., 2013. Cryptic diversity in coastal Australasia: a morphological and mitonuculear genetic analysis of habitat-forming sibling species., Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 168: 597-611.
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