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Herdmania momus Giant Pink Ascidian, Herdman's Sea Squirt, Red-lipped Ascidian, Red Throated Ascidian


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lexID:
3146 
AphiaID:
103830 
Scientific:
Herdmania momus 
German:
Herdman's Seescheide 
English:
Giant Pink Ascidian, Herdman's Sea Squirt, Red-lipped Ascidian, Red Throated Ascidian 
Category:
Sea Squirts 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Ascidiacea (Class) > Stolidobranchia (Order) > Pyuridae (Family) > Herdmania (Genus) > momus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Savigny, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Kuwait, Djibouti, Zirkumsubtropisch, Ambon, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Circumtropic, Columbia, Corea, Cuba, Curacao, East Africa, Egypt, Fiji, Florida, French Polynesia, Gulf of Aqaba / Gulf of Eliat, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Invasive Species, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lessepsian migrant, Lesser Antilles, Mangroves , Micronesia, Moluccas, Mozambique, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), New Zealand, North Atlantic Ocean, Northern Mariana Islands, Okinawa, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland (Australia), Red Sea, Singapore, Somalia, South China Sea, South-Africa, Subantarctic Isles, Sulu Sea , the British Isles, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Netherlands Antilles, The Ryukyu Islands, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, U.S., Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
1 - 15 Meter 
Size:
up to 1.97" (5 cm) 
Temperature:
55.4 °F - 82.4 °F (13°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Brachionus, Filter feeder, Invertebrates, Plankton, Suspension feeder, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Herdmania armata
  • Herdmania colona
  • Herdmania coutieri
  • Herdmania curvata
  • Herdmania fimbriae
  • Herdmania insolita
  • Herdmania japonica
  • Herdmania kiiensis
  • Herdmania mentula
 
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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-10-22 09:11:55 

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Herdmania momus (Savigny, 1816)

The solitary ascidian Herdmania momus is one of the most commonly encountered species of ascidians. While commonly referred to simply as sea squirts, this name is ambiguous, as it can refer to any member of the sub-phylum Urochordata.

This solitary ascidian is sometimes referred to as the red-throated ascidian, as its two siphons are a vivid red in colour.

Synonyms:
Cynthia momus Savigny, 1816 (original combination)
Cynthie momus Savigny, 1816 (incorrect original spelling)
Halocynthia momus (Savigny, 1816) (new combination)
Herdmania contorta Monniot C., 1992 (original combination)
Herdmania curvata Kott, 1952 (original combination)
Herdmannia contorta Monniot C., 1992 (synonym)
Pyura momus (Savigny, 1816) (new combination)
Pyura papietensis (Herdman, 1882) (new combination)
Rhabdocynthia mauritiana (Drasche, 1884) (new combination)
Rhabdocynthia tenuis Sluiter, 1895 (original combination)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Tunicata (Subphylum) > rAscidiacea (Class) > Stolidobranchia (Order) > Pyuridae (Family) > Herdmania (Genus) > Herdmania momus (Species)

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