Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Tunicata > Class Ascidiacea > Order Aplousobranchia > Family Didemnidae

Didemnum Savigny, 1816

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Didemnum albidum (Verrill, 1871)
Didemnum amourouxi Lafargue, 1976
Didemnum candidum Savigny, 1816
Didemnum coccineum (Drasche, 1883)
Didemnum commune (Della Valle, 1877)
Didemnum coriaceum (Drasche, 1883)
Didemnum drachi Lafargue, 1975
Didemnum fulgens (Milne-Edwards, 1841)
Didemnum granulosum (Drasche, 1883)
Didemnum lahillei Hartmeyer, 1909
Didemnum maculosum (Milne-Edwards, 1841)
Didemnum perspicuum Giard, 1873
Didemnum peyrefittense Brément, 1913
Didemnum polare Hartmeyer, 1903
Didemnum protectum (Daumézon, 1908)
Didemnum pseudofulgens Médioni, 1970
Didemnum romssae Marks, 1996
Didemnum vexillum Kott, 2002

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): skorpesekkdyr sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: skorpesekkdyr sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: skorpesekkdyr
 Norwegian Nynorsk: skorpesekkdyr
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): skorpesekkdyr


basis of record

Monniot, C. (2001). Ascidiacea & Sorberacea, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 352-355

additional source

NODC (1997). NODC Taxonomic codes

additional source

Howson, C.M.; Picton, B.E. (Ed.) (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp.



External Links

Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)


Sanamyan, K. (2014). Didemnum Savigny, 1816. In: Shenkar, N.; Gittenberger, A.; Lambert, G.; Rius, M.; Moreira Da Rocha, R.; Swalla, B.J.; Turon, X. (2014) Ascidiacea World Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:103456




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