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Species details
Internal ID23
Common nameViolet tunicate
Scientific NameBotrylloides violaceus
Scientific NameBotrylloides violaceus
Scientific Name acceptedBotrylloides violaceus
Aphia ID148715
Aphia ID accepted148715
High GroupChordata
Tax info classAscidiacea
Tax info phylumChordata
Tax info phylum sourcehttp://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=148715
GroupTunicata
Tax info familyStyelidae
Tax info orderStolidobranchia
Arctic regionAlaska (Tatilek in Prince William Sound, Ketchikan, Sitka, and in Kachemak Bay
Geographical range area sourcehttps://www.fws.gov/alaska/fisheries/invasive/pdf/news_1007.pdf
Match typeexact
Invasion details
VectorHull fouling
Vector introductionShip fouling; live food
Vector introduction sourcehttp://eol.org/pages/3033554/details; http://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/107828 (Carlton & Geller, 1993; Dijkstra et al., 2007; Lambert, 2007)
Impact indicatorsmultiple species impact; affects entire ecosystem functioning; effect on aquaculture
Impact indicators sourcehttp://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/107828
References
Reference 1Hines and Ruiz 2000
Reference 2Ruiz et al. 2006