Didemnum rubeum Monniot & Monniot, 1996

Monniot, Françoise, 2009, Some ascidians from Indonesian marine lakes (Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua), Zootaxa 2106, pp. 13-40: 16

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.274849

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scientific name

Didemnum rubeum Monniot & Monniot, 1996
status

 

Didemnum rubeum Monniot & Monniot, 1996 

( Figure 1View FIGURE 1. A B)

Didemnum rubeum Monniot F. & Monniot C., 1996: 164  , figs 14 C, 16, pl. 3 A; 2001: 271 and synonymy.

Material. Indonesia. West Papua, Gam Island, Danau A Gam marine lake, 00° 26.518 ’S – 130 ° 41.134 ’E, 0.5m, 25 /XI/ 2007, coll. L.J. Bell and L.E. Martin, DAG 0 65 ( MNHN A 2 DID C 587).

The colonies in thin orange crusts have a surface divided in polygonal areas each with a central common cloacal aperture ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1. A B). In formalin the color turns greenish. The zooids are the same as described for the type with a wide atrial aperture without a languet, 8 stigmata in the first half row, a testis in two lobes closely applied to each other. The embryos are deeply pigmented. Fully developed larvae were not detected. The spicules are in balls with numerous flat ended rays as figured in Monniot & Monniot (1996 fig. 16).

D. rubeum  is common in the western Pacific: Micronesia, Palau, Indonesia, Marianas and Fiji.

DAG

Mountain Botanical Garden of the Dagestan Scientific Centre

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Ascidiacea

Order

Enterogona

Family

Didemnidae

Genus

Didemnum

Loc

Didemnum rubeum Monniot & Monniot, 1996

Monniot, Françoise 2009
2009
Loc

Didemnum rubeum

Monniot 1996: 164