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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 35 033121 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Botrylloides giganteus   (Pérès, 1949)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 35 - Tunicata Tunicates (ascidians, larvaceans and salps)
Family: 35 33 Styelidae (ascidians, sea squirts) - show full list
Common Name: [an ascidian]
Organism Type: an ascidian
Synonyms: Botrylloides perspicuus (mis-identification)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 35 033901     Botrylloides spp.
Taxon Notes:Originally described from Senegal but is known from tropical to temperate areas worldwide. It is native range is uncertain and it is highly likely that it has been accidentally introduced to many areas by shipping. Previously confused in this region with B. perspicuus.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2021-05-05
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source and
Scientific Name
verified against
Rocha, R.M., Salonna, M., Griggo, F., Ekins, M., Lambert, G., Mastrototaro, F., Fidler, A., Gissi, C., 2019. The power of combined molecular and morphological analyses for the genus Botrylloides: identification of a potentially global invasive ascidian and description of a new species., Systematics and Biodiversity, Vol. 18: 1-18. . doi:10.1080/14772000.2019.1649738
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