Ciona robusta Hoshino & Tokioka, 1967, Hoshino & Tokioka, 1967

Turon, Xavier, Cañete, Juan I., Sellanes, Javier, Rocha, Rosana M. & López-Legentil, Susanna, 2016, Ascidian fauna (Tunicata, Ascidiacea) of subantarctic and temperate regions of Chile, Zootaxa 4093 (2), pp. 151-180: 162-164

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Ciona robusta Hoshino & Tokioka, 1967
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Ciona robusta Hoshino & Tokioka, 1967  

Fig. 7 A View FIGURE 7. A

References and synonymy: Ciona robusta Hoshino & Tokioka (1967)   p. 276; Brunetti et al. (2015) p. 186; Ciona intestinalis   type A (Sato et al. 2012) p. 1611.

Localities: 2 N, 3 N, 6 N.

Remarks. the cosmopolitan taxon Ciona intestinalis   has been recently shown to lump together several cryptic species, of which the most widespread is the so-called Ciona intestinalis   type A (Caputi et al. 2007, Zahn et al. 2010). Recent work (Brunetti et al. 2015, Pennati et al. 2015) has partially clarified the taxonomy of this species complex and has shown that Ciona intestinalis   type A is in fact C. robusta   , a species described by Hoshino and Tokioka (1967) in Japan and later synonymized under C. intestinalis   . The specimens observed had the diagnostic features of C. robusta   (Sato et al. 2012, Brunetti et al. 2015), such as protuberances in the tunic near the siphons, and red pigment in the papillae at the distal end of the spermduct. The mitochondrial sequences obtained also confirm the identity of the Chilean specimens. Ciona robusta   is an invasive species now established in northerncentral Chile and is expanding its distributional range (Madariaga et al. 2014).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Ascidiacea

Order

Enterogona

Family

Cionidae

Genus

Ciona

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Ciona robusta Hoshino & Tokioka, 1967

Turon, Xavier, Cañete, Juan I., Sellanes, Javier, Rocha, Rosana M. & López-Legentil, Susanna 2016
2016
Loc

Ciona robusta

Hoshino & Tokioka 1967
1967