A striking colony morphotype of Aplidium proliferum (Milne Edwards, 1841) (Ascidiacea: Polyclinidae) from the Strait of Gibraltar.

 
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A striking colony morphotype of Aplidium proliferum (Milne Edwards, 1841) (Ascidiacea: Polyclinidae) from the Strait of Gibraltar. (EN)

RAMOS-ESPLA, A.
OCAÑA, O.

Françoise Monniot (EN)

An unusual colonial ascidian with 1-2m in length, belonging to the genus Aplidium (Ascidiacea: Polyclinidae), has been sampled from the Strait of Gibraltar (Ras Leona, Morocco). The characteristics of the colony, zooids and larvae point us to A. proliferum. The species seems common in the NE Atlantic from the Shetland Islands to Mediterranean Sea, but it never has observed the size of colonies as found in this area, the Strait is the largest so far reported, which it is probably represents one of the longest ascidian worldwide. (EN)

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Description of colonies and zooids, comparison with previous works (EN)

Marine Zoology, Invertebrates (EN)
Ascidiacea, Aplidium, Strait of Gibraltar, Mediterranean (EN)

Ελληνικό Κέντρο Θαλασσίων Ερευνών (ΕΛΚΕΘΕ) (EL)
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) (EN)

Mediterranean Marine Science

2017-10-12


Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (EN)

Mediterranean, Strait of Gibraltar (EN)
Benthic tunicata, scuba diving (EN)
1841-2011 (EN)

1791-6763
1108-393X
Mediterranean Marine Science; Vol 18, No 1 (2017); 156-160 (EL)
Mediterranean Marine Science; Vol 18, No 1 (2017); 156-160 (EN)

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