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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 032061 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Pyura doppelgangera   Rius & Teske, 2013

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 35 - Tunicata Tunicates (ascidians, larvaceans and salps)
Family: 35 32 Pyuridae (ascidians, sea squirts) - show full list
Common Name: [an ascidian]
Organism Type: an ascidian
Synonyms: Pyura stolonifera
Pyura praeputialis (both mis-identifications)
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 and then P. praeputialis, but has now separated as distinct. P. doppelgangera is native to southeastern Australia and northern New Zealand. See Rius & Teske, 2013.

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 and
Scientific Name
verified against
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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