WoRMS taxon details

Molgula ficus (Macdonald, 1859)

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

accepted
Species
Ascopera nana Herdman, 1899 · unaccepted (original combination)
Caesira ficus Macdonald, 1859 · unaccepted (original combination)
Caesira forbesi (Herdman, 1881) · unaccepted (new combination)
Caesira godeffroyi (Michaelsen, 1908) · unaccepted (new combination)
Caesira martensi (Traustedt, 1885) · unaccepted (literature misspelling)
Caesira mortoni (Kesteven, 1909) · unaccepted (new combination)
Ctenicella ficus (Macdonald, 1859) · unaccepted (new combination)
Ctenicella godeffroyi (Michaelsen, 1908) · unaccepted (new combination)
Ctenicella martensii (Traustedt, 1885) · unaccepted (new combination)
Ctenicella nana (Herdman, 1899) · unaccepted (new combination)
Molgula batemani Kott, 1952 · unaccepted (original combination)
Molgula forbesi Herdman, 1881 · unaccepted (original combination)
Molgula forbesii Herdman, 1881 · unaccepted (literature misspelling)
Molgula goddeffroyi Michaelsen, 1908 · unaccepted (literature misspelling)
Molgula godeffroyi Michaelsen, 1908 · unaccepted (original combination)
Molgula martensi (Traustedt, 1885) · unaccepted (literature misspelling)
Molgula martensii Traustedt, 1885 · unaccepted (original combination)
Molgula mortoni Kesteven, 1909 · unaccepted (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. (2023). Ascidiacea World Database. Molgula ficus (Macdonald, 1859). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=250883 on 2023-02-08
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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]   
 
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    Definitions

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]