Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 2094 specimens in 50 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 470 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): -3 - 4682
  Temperature range (°C): -1.816 - 28.954
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.046 - 42.179
  Salinity (PPS): 22.798 - 39.006
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.081 - 8.995
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.031 - 3.080
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.693 - 134.936

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): -3 - 4682

Temperature range (°C): -1.816 - 28.954

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.046 - 42.179

Salinity (PPS): 22.798 - 39.006

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.081 - 8.995

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.031 - 3.080

Silicate (umol/l): 0.693 - 134.936
 
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Associations

Known predators

Ascidia (ascidians/barnacles/bryozoans) is prey of:
Actinopterygii
Cheloniidae
Decapoda
Isopoda
Amphipoda
Pycnogonidae
Tanaidae
Asteroidea
Gastropoda
Scaphopoda
Neoloricata
Priapula
Polychaeta
Ophiuroidea

Based on studies in:
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico-Virgin Islands shelf (Reef)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • Opitz S (1996) Trophic interactions in Caribbean coral reefs. ICLARM Tech Rep 43, Manila, Philippines
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
                                        
Specimen Records:22Public Records:2
Specimens with Sequences:11Public Species:2
Specimens with Barcodes:2Public BINs:1
Species:4         
Species With Barcodes:2         
          
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Barcode data

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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Ascidia

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Wikipedia

Ascidia

Ascidia is a genus of tunicates in the family Ascidiidae.[1][2]

Selected species[edit]

Diagrammatic section of an Ascidia, representing the three sacs and the branchial sac as the pharynx or throat: (a) branchial orifice; (b) atrial orifice; (c) tunic or test (d) mantle; (e) branchial sac; (f) gullet; (g) stomach; (h) anal orifice; (i) dorsal lamina; the dotted line indicates the endostyle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Karen Sanamyan & Claude Monniot (2013). "Ascidia Linnaeus, 1767". In Noa Shenkar, Arjan Gittenberger, Gretchen Lambert, Marc Rius, Rosana Moreira Da Rocha, Billie J Swalla & Xavier Turon. Ascidiacea World Database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f N. Y. K. Bonnet & R. M. Rocha (2011). "The family Ascidiidae Herdman (Tunicata: Ascidiacea) in Bocas del Toro Panama. Description of six new species". Zootaxa 2864: 1–33. 
  3. ^ Dominik Kneer, Françoise Monniot, Thomas Stach, Marjolijn J,. A. Christianen (2013). "Ascidia subterranea sp. nov. (Phlebobranchia: Ascidiidae), a new tunicate belonging to the A. sydneiensis Stimpson, 1855 group, found as burrow associate of Axiopsis serratifrons A. Milne-Edwards, 1873 (Decapoda: Axiidae) on Derawan Island, Indonesia". Zootaxa 3616 (5): 485–494. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3616.5.5. 
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