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Item Description Eldredge, Lucius G. en_US 2009-09-09T20:09:30Z 2009-09-09T20:09:30Z 1965 en_US
dc.description Typescript. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Hawaii, 1965. en_US
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 184-193. en_US
dc.description xi, 193 l illus., tables (part fold.) en_US
dc.description.abstract The Ascidlacea--phylum Chordata, sUbphylum Tunicata--as a larva has a notochord and a dorsal nerve cord; as an adult, pharyngeal gl I I slits. Unlike the mature Thaliacea and Larvacea of the Tunicata, the ad~lt ascidian is sessile. Members of the family Didemnidae are distinguished from all other colonial ascidians, which also bud as weI I as reproduce sexually, by pyloric budding and by the frequent occurrence of stellate calcareous spicules. Little taxonomic work has been carried out on Pacific Ocean didemnid ascidians except in marginal areas. Didemnids are abundant coral-reef animals and in some areas are the only ascldians found. The purpose of the present study is to examine various didemnid fauna of the central Pacific area in an attempt to clarify the taxonomic position of these members of the fami Iy Didemnidae. The bases for generic and specific determinations are re-evaluated, an extensive collection of specimens is identified, and pertinent taxonomic problems are clarified and, occasionally, resolved. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher [Honolulu] en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (University of Hawaii (Honolulu)). Zoology; no. 74 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.subject Didemnidae en_US
dc.subject Sea squirts -- Pacific Ocean en_US
dc.title The taxonomy of the Didemnidae (Ascidiacea) of the central Pacific, including Indo-Pacific records en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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