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Polycarpa spongiabilis

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lexID:
6155 
AphiaID:
251069 
Scientific:
Polycarpa spongiabilis 
German:
Riesenseescheide 
English:
Giant Tunicate 
Category:
Sjøpunger 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Ascidiacea (Class) > Stolidobranchia (Order) > Styelidae (Family) > Polycarpa (Genus) > spongiabilis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Traustedt, 1883 
Occurrence:
Venezuela, Cuba, French Guiana, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Panama, Jamaica, Atlanterhavet, Vest, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brasil, Caymanøyene, Florida, Honduras, Karibien, Mexicogulfen, Sentrale Atlanterhavet, Sør-Amerika , USA 
Size:
8 cm - 11 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
Suspension feeder, Filter feeder, Plankton 
Difficulty:
Problematisk 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Polycarpa aernbaeckae
  • Polycarpa albatrossi
  • Polycarpa albopunctata
  • Polycarpa anguinea
  • Polycarpa argentata
  • Polycarpa arnoldi
  • Polycarpa aspera
  • Polycarpa atromarginata
  • Polycarpa aurita
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-10-04 20:27:03 

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Traustedt, 1883

Polycarpa spongiabilis is a solitary species.

Found only on coral reef, mangrove root, and any hard substrate.

Synonyms:
Pandocia obtecta (Traustedt, 1883)
Pandocia spongiabilis (Traustedt, 1883)
Polycarpa multiphiala Verrill, 1900
Polycarpa obtecta Traustedt, 1883
Polycarpa rugosa Drasche, 1884
Styela brevipedunculata Sluiter, 1898
Styela friabilis Sluiter, 1898
Styela fuliginea Sluiter, 1898
Styela obtecta (Traustedt, 1883)
Styela seminuda Sluiter, 1898

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