Euherdmania divida

Monniot, C.; Monniot, F.; Griffiths, C. and Schleyer, M. 2001
Phylum Chordata
Class Ascidiacea
Order Aplousobranchia
Family Euherdmaniidae
  • Colonies consist of a collection of long slender sandy tubes (up to 5cm long) each containing a single zooid and connected basally.
  • Clumps of zooids characteristically hang from the ceiling of overhangs or rocky ledges within the intertidal zone.
  • Siphon short with lobes, branchial sac with 6-7 rows of up to 32 stigmata per row.
  • Stomach wall with 10-12 irregular fold.
  • Posterior abdomen very long with ova anterior to male follicles.
  • Developing embryos and larvae in oviduct.
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References
  • Monniot, C.; Monniot, F.; Griffiths, C. and Schleyer, M. 2001 Ascidians of South Africa.108:1-141
  • Shenkar, N.; Gittenberger, A.; Ruis, M.; Rocha, R. M.; Swalla, B.; et al. 2017 Ascidiacea World Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org