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Styela clava Herdman, 1881
Club Tunicate
Family: Styelidae

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© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #60860)

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Distribution of Styela clava in British Columbia
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Native to the western Pacific Ocean. Now introduced to BC waters, possibly by ships carrying hull fouling organisms.

Note Author: Neil McDaniel

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Botryorchis clava (Herdman, 1881)
Styela barnharti Ritter & Forsyth, 1917
Styela mammiculata Carlisle, 1954
Tethyum clava (Herdman, 1881)

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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-07-17 3:37:56 PM]
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