WoRMS taxon details

Molgula ficus (Macdonald, 1859)

250883  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:250883)

accepted
Species
Ascopera nana Herdman, 1899 (original combination)
Caesira ficus Macdonald, 1859 (original combination)
Caesira martensi (Traustedt, 1885) (literature misspelling)
Molgula batemani Kott, 1952 (original combination)
Molgula forbesi Herdman, 1881 (original combination)
Molgula forbesii Herdman, 1881 (literature misspelling)
Molgula goddeffroyi Michaelsen, 1908 (literature misspelling)
Molgula martensi (Traustedt, 1885) (literature misspelling)
Molgula martensii Traustedt, 1885 (original combination)
Molgula mortoni Kesteven, 1909 (original combination)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Caesira ficus Macdonald, 1859) Macdonald, J. D. (1859). On the anatomical characters of a remarkable form of compound Tunicata. <em>Trans. Linnean Soc. London.</em> 22: 373-375., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1856.tb00107.x [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Shenkar, N.; Gittenberger, A.; Lambert, G.; Rius, M.; Moreira da Rocha, R.; Swalla, B.J.; Turon, X. (2019). Ascidiacea World Database. Molgula ficus (Macdonald, 1859). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=250883 on 2019-12-07
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original description  (of Caesira ficus Macdonald, 1859) Macdonald, J. D. (1859). On the anatomical characters of a remarkable form of compound Tunicata. <em>Trans. Linnean Soc. London.</em> 22: 373-375., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1856.tb00107.x [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Ascopera nana Herdman, 1899) Herdman, W. A. (1899). Descriptive catalogue of the tunicata in the Australian Museum Sydney N.S.W. <em>Austr. Mus. Sydney Catal.</em> 17: 1-139. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Molgula batemani Kott, 1952) Kott, P. (1952). The ascidians of Australia. 1. Stolidobranchiata Lahille and Phlebobranchiata Lahille. <em>Aust. J. mar. Freshw. Res.</em> 3: 205:335. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Molgula forbesi Herdman, 1881) Herdman, W. A. (1881). Preliminary report on the Tunicata of the Challenger expedition. Molgulidae. <em>Proc. R. Soc. Edinburgh.</em> 11(4): 233-240. [details]   

original description  (of Molgula godeffroyi Michaelsen, 1908) Michaelsen, W. (1908). Die Molguliden des Naturhistorischen Museum zu Hambur. <em>Jahrb. Wiss. Anst., Hamburg.</em> 25(2): 117-152. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Molgula martensii Traustedt, 1885) Traustedt, M. P. A. (1885). Ascidiae simplices fra det Stille Ocean. <em>Vid. Meddel. Nat. For. Kjobenhavn, ann. 1884.</em> 1-60. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Molgula mortoni Kesteven, 1909) Kesteven, H. L. (1909). Studies on Tunicata. <em>Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W.</em> 34: 276-295. [details]   

context source (Introduced species) Fofonoff, P.W.; Ruiz, G.M.; Steves, B.; Carlton, J.T. (2014). National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System (NEMESIS), available online at http://invasions.si.edu/nemesis [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Kott P. & Goodbody I. (1982). The ascidians of Hong Kong. In: Morton B, editor. Proceedings of the first international marine biological workshop: The marine flora and fauna of Hong Kong and southern China. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. 1: pp 503-554.  [details]   

basis of record Kott, P. (1985). The Australian Ascidiacea part 1, Phlebobranchia and Stolidobranchia. <em>Mem Qd Mus.</em> 23: 1-440., available online at http://biostor.org/reference/109626 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Genetic nomenclature abbreviation Moficu [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species impact in United States part of the North Pacific Ocean (Marine Region) : Loss of aquaculture/commercial/recreational harvest or gain [details]

Introduced species remark In United States part of the North Pacific Ocean (Marine Region) : In Antofagasta Bay, Chile, Molgula ficus is common on ropes used for scallop culture (Clarke and Castilla 2000), however, the impact on culture operations is unclear. [details]