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Diplosoma gumavirens (Ascidiacea, Didemnidae): the first record of photosymbiotic ascidians in the Taiwan Strait

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 August 2015

Euichi Hirose
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Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan
Mamiko Hirose
Affiliation:
Marine and Coastal Research Center, Ochanomizu University, Tateyama, Chiba 294-0301, Japan
Jhy-Yun Shy
Affiliation:
Department of Aquaculture, National Penghu University of Science and Technology, 300 Liohe Rd., Magong, Penghu 880, Taiwan ROC
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Abstract

Diplosoma gumavirens specimens were collected from the Penghu Islands, Taiwan. This is the first record of photosymbiotic ascidians in the Taiwan Strait, where the minimum water temperature in the winter is <16°C because of intrusion of the China Coastal Current.

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