Herdmania mentula Kott, 2002

Kott, Patricia, 2006, Observations on non-didemnid ascidians from Australian waters (1), Journal of Natural History 40 (3 - 4), pp. 169-234: 226-230

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930600621601

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/011D87C1-FFC9-CD7C-1FBF-F9F1E0FEFDFE

treatment provided by

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scientific name

Herdmania mentula Kott, 2002
status

 

Herdmania mentula Kott, 2002  

Herdmania mentula Kott 2002, p 365   View Cited Treatment .

Distribution

Previously recorded (see Kott 2002): Western Australia (Barrow I., Rowley Shoals, Dampier Archipelago, Cape Preston, Montebello Is, North West Cape, Learmouth, Shark Bay , Cervantes). New records: Queensland (18.845 ° S, 146.795 ° E, 26 m; 17.655 ° S, 146.225 ° E, 26 m; 17.145 ° S, 146.205 ° E, 36 m) GoogleMaps   .

Remarks

Although only one to three small specimens were taken at the newly recorded locations, these do establish that the species known formerly only from the northwestern coast of the continent also occurs on the northeastern continental shelf. The species is readily distinguished by its short muscles that do not extend over the lower half of the body, the simple bilabiate anal border with each lip subdivided, the plain-edged oviducal membrane, and projecting distal end of the vas deferens.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Ascidiacea

Order

Stolidobranchia

Family

Pyuridae

Genus

Herdmania

Loc

Herdmania mentula Kott, 2002

Kott, Patricia 2006
2006
Loc

Herdmania mentula

Kott P 2002: 365
2002