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Rhodosoma turcicum (Savigny, 1816)
Chevreulius callensis Lacaze-Duthiers, 1865; Corellascidia herdmani Hartmeyer, 1900; Pera huxleyi Macdonald, 1862; Phallusia turcica Savigny, 1816; Rhodosoma ceylonicum Herdman, 1906; Rhodosoma pyxis Traustedt, 1882; Rhodosoma seminudum Heller, 1878; Rhodosoma verecundum Ehrenberg, 1828; Schizascus papillosus Stimpson, 1855; Schizascus pellucidus Stimpson, 1855

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Species Rhodosoma turcicum (Savigny, 1816)


Regional Maps

Taxon concept Rhodosoma_turcicum last modified 2012-12-14 10:10:09.903

Species Rhodosoma turcicum (Savigny, 1816)


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Coral Sea, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: Central E coast, Lower E coast
    • Northern Territory: N coast
    • Queensland: Central E coast, NE coast
    • South Australia: Great Australian Bight, S Gulfs coast
    • Western Australia: Lower W coast, N coast, NW coast

Nearctic Region

  • United States of America
    • California

Neotropical Region

  • Chile

Oriental Region

  • China (People's Republic)
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines

Palaearctic Region

  • Japan

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

Generally in shallow water, but taken in large numbers off NE Tasmania at 174–155 m.


General References

Hartmeyer, R. 1901. Zur Kenntnis des genus Rhodosoma . Archiv für Naturgeschichte Supplement 67 : 151-168

Kott, P. 1954. Tunicata, Ascidians. Report of the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition 1 (4): 121-182

Kott, P. 1985. The Australian Ascidiacea Pt 1, Phlebobranchia and Stolidobranchia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 23 : 1-440


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
14-Dec-2012 14-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)

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