Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Tunicata > Class Ascidiacea > Order Stolidobranchia > Family Styelidae > Genus Distomus

Distomus variolosus Gaertner, 1774

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

DistomusGaertner, 1774accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: lesser gooseberry sea squirt sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Lesser Gooseberry Sea Squirt


original description

Gaertner, J. (1774) Zoophyta, quaedam minuta. In: Pallas, P.S., Specilegia Zoologia fasc. 10: 24-41. Berolini: G.A. Lange.

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

UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms

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.

additional source

Millar, R.H. (1970). British ascidians, Tunicata: Ascidiacea: keys and notes for the identification of the species. Synopses of the British fauna (New Series), 1. Academic Press: London. ISBN 12-496650-0. 92 pp.





External Links

Marine Life Information Network - UK
Biodiversity Heritage Library (46 publications)
Barcode of Life (3 barcodes)
GenBank (4 nucleotides; 3 proteins)


Gittenberger, A.; Sanamyan, K. (2014). Distomus variolosus Gaertner, 1774. 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:103890




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marine, not fresh, not terrestrial


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