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

Polysyncraton amethysteum Van Name, 1902

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PolysyncratonNott, 1892accepted genus name


original description

Van Name (1902) The ascidians of the Bermuda Islands Trans. Connecticut Acad. Sci, 11: 325-412.

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

Millar, R.H. (1977) Ascidians (Tunicata: Ascidiacea) from the northen and northen-eastern brasilian shelf J. nat. Hist. 11(2): 169-223.

additional source

Rocha, R. M. & Moreno, T. R. 2000. Ascidians associated with Eudistoma carolinense Van Mame, 1945. With description of a new species of Polycarpa. Ophelia 52 (1): 9-16.

additional source

Rocha, R. M. & N. Y. K. Bonnet. 2009. Ascídias (Tunicata, Ascidiacea) introduzidas no Arquipélago de Alcatrazes, São Paulo. Iheringia, Sér. Zool., 99(1):27-35.

additional source

Cole, L. and G. Lambert. 2009. Tunicata (Urochordata) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1209–1216 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications)





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EU Birds Directive:
Annex II/A 2009This species may be hunted under national legislation and in the geographical sea and land area where this Directive applies, as long as it does not jeopardise conservation efforts in their distribution area, according to Annex II/A of the EU Bird Directive 2009/147/EC.
AnnexIII/B 2009IUCN:
Red List status LC 2009This species is least concern and is widespread and abundant according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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