Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Tunicata > Class Ascidiacea > Order Phlebobranchia > Family Ascidiidae

Ascidia Linnaeus, 1767

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Ascidia callosa Stimpson, 1852
Ascidia celtica Monniot C., 1969
Ascidia conchilega Muller, 1776
Ascidia correi Monniot C., 1970
Ascidia dijmphniana (Traustedt, 1886)
Ascidia fistulosa Monniot & Monniot, 1967
Ascidia iberica Monniot C. & Monniot F., 1988
Ascidia interrupta Heller, 1878
Ascidia involuta Heller, 1875
Ascidia malaca (Traustedt, 1883)
Ascidia mediterranea Pérès, 1959
Ascidia mentula Müller, 1776
Ascidia molguloides Monniot C., 1975
Ascidia muricata Heller, 1874
Ascidia obliqua Alder, 1863
Ascidia prunum Müller, 1776
Ascidia salvatoris (Traustedt, 1885)
Ascidia tritonis Herdman, 1883
Ascidia virginea Müller, 1776


original description

Linnaeus, C. (1767). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. v. 1 (pt 2): 533-1327

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

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.



External Links



Sanamyan, K. (2014). Ascidia. 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:103483




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