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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 areaAlaska (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
Is Marine?Yes
Match typeexact
Invasion details
VectorHF
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