Clavelina moluccensis ( Sluiter, 1904 )

Lambert, Gretchen, Lee, Serina Siew-Chen & Teo, Serena Lay-Ming, 2021, Ascidians collected during the 2013 Singapore Strait International Marine Biodiversity Workshop, Zootaxa 4933 (1), pp. 1-38: 2-3

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Clavelina moluccensis ( Sluiter, 1904 )


Clavelina moluccensis ( Sluiter, 1904)  

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#1175, only two zooids, pale blue in formalin, not fully mature, smaller one damaged. Larger one 20 mm in length with the characteristic muscle pattern (anastomosing and branching horizontal/diagonal), and also three dark reddish purple spots (still visible in formalin) between the siphons.

Widely distributed in the tropical West Pacific, including Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Mozambique, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore, Guam.

Detailed descriptions and figures: Kott (1990), Monniot C. (1997a), Monniot F. & Monniot C. (2001). Other references: Van Name (1918), Tokioka (1970), Millar (1975), Lambert (2003), Lee et al. (2016).