Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 16 Issue 1

Kowalevskaia oceanica Lohman ( 1 896) Tunicata : Larvacea a new record from the Indian Ocean

V. Chandrika

A single specimen of Kowalevskaia oceanica (Lohman, 1896), a rare species of the family Appendicularidae was collected during a cruise of M. V. BLUEFIN operated off Quilonin the Arabian Sea and a brief description of the species is given in this account. The species has been previously recorded from the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and by this rediscovery from the Arabian Sea its distribution is extended to the Indian Ocean also.

Date : 30-04-1974