Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 59 Issue 1

New records of four Aplousobranch ascidians in Indian waters from  Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Jhimli Mondal, C. Raghunathan, Tamal Mondal and Kailash Chandra

Ascidians are exclusively marine creatures having a great evolutionary,  ecological and economic importance. Present study reports four  Aplousobranch ascidians Rhopalaea circula Monniot & Monniot, 2001,  Rhopalaea fusca (Herdman, 1880), Clavelina australis (Herdman, 1899) and Clavelina fecunda (Sluiter, 1904) as new records to Indian waters
from Andaman and Nicobar Islands with their distributional records. 


Aplousobranch, anatomy, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, new records.

Date : 10-03-2017