Aplidium litum Monniot & Monniot, 2006, Monniot & Monniot, 2006

Monniot, Françoise, 2012, Some ascidians from the southern coast of Madagascar collected during the “ AtimoVatae ” survey, Zootaxa 3197, pp. 1-42: 8

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.246182

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4893754

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/3055E11F-FF97-FF96-71A5-C92EFD6C6CC1

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Plazi

scientific name

Aplidium litum Monniot & Monniot, 2006
status

 

Aplidium litum Monniot & Monniot, 2006  

( Figure 6 A View FIGURE 6. A )

Aplidium litum Monniot F & Monniot C., 2006: 119 View Cited Treatment   , figs 4; 24 C,D, Madagascar, Nosy-Be;

Station. TA 35 ( MNHN A 1 APL.B 555)

Both colonies are incomplete. They are totally embedded with sand, several cm large. The surface is raised in round low lobes ( Fig. 6 A View FIGURE 6. A ). The disposition of the zooid apertures along channels is not obvious; a common cloacal opening is at the top of each colony lobe but other openings may also exist elsewhere at the colony surface. The zooids are very short and thin, no more than 4mm long, colourless in formalin. The oral opening has 6 lobes. The atrial languet is small at the rim of the siphon. There are 9 to 12 stigmata rows and 8 stigmata in a half row. The stomach has 5 round folds. The post-abdomen is short with an anterior ovary and a short line of testis vesicles. One larva is in the atrial cavity; the trunk measures 550 µm. The 3 adhesive papillae lie between a crescent of thin ampullae on each side as in Monniot & Monniot (2006 fig. 4).

The specimens from the south of Madagascar have l 2 rows of stigmata instead of 13 in specimens from Nosy- Be but a little more stigmata in a row; these characters are estimated variable. A. litum   is recollected for the first time from Madagascar and is known nowhere else.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Ascidiacea

Order

Enterogona

Family

Polyclinidae

Genus

Aplidium

Loc

Aplidium litum Monniot & Monniot, 2006

Monniot, Françoise 2012
2012
Loc

Aplidium litum

Monniot 2006: 119
2006