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Asterocarpa coerulea

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Asterocarpa coerulea,A common find in the intertidal zone of NZ.2018

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lexID:
12820 
AphiaID:
250046 
Scientific:
Asterocarpa coerulea 
German:
Blauer Siphon-Seescheide 
English:
Blue Siphon Sea Squirt 
Category:
Sjöpungar 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Ascidiacea (Class) > Stolidobranchia (Order) > Styelidae (Family) > Asterocarpa (Genus) > coerulea (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Quoy & Gaimard, ), 1834 
Occurrence:
Nya Zeeland 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
2 cm - 4 cm 
Temperature:
11°C - 18°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Asterocarpa humilis
 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-02-27 19:45:54 

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Asterocarpa coerulea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)

Solitary ascidian, can often have a blue cast . They are found in the low intertidal to subtidal. Diet: filter feeder.

Synonymised names:
Ascidia coerulea Quoy & Gaimard, 1834 (original combination)
Cnemidocarpa coerulea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834) (new combination)
Styela coerulea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834) (new combination)

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