ascidian

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Related to Ascidiacea: Larvacea, Thaliacea
  • noun

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minute sedentary marine invertebrate having a saclike body with siphons through which water enters and leaves

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Location(s) Solitary or Taxon collected Colonial Phylum Chordata Subphylum Tunicata Class Ascidiacea Order Aplousobranchia Family Didemnidae Didemnum psammathodes b Colonial Didemnum duplicatum b, c Colonial Diplosoma listerianum b Colonial Lissoclinum fragile a, b Colonial Family Polyclinidae Polyclinum constellatum b, e Colonial Family Clavelinidae Clavelina oblonga d Colonial Order Phlebobranchia Family Perophoridae Perophora sp.
2001, Petersen & Svane 2002), this structure is known to be highly conserved within the Ascidiacea (Flood & Fiala-Medioni 1981).