Species under Botryllus
n= 34
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Botryllus anceps
(Herdman, 1891)
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea
Botryllus anomalus
Millar, 1962
Western Indian Ocean
Botryllus arenaceus
Monniot, 1988
Western Central Pacific
Botryllus aster
Monniot, 1991
Western Central Pacific
Botryllus aureus
(Sars, 1851)
Northeast Atlantic
Botryllus closionis
Monniot, 2001
fenced ascidian Southeast Atlantic
Botryllus compositus
Tokioka, 1967
Eastern Indian Ocean
Botryllus delicatus
Okuyama & Saito, 2001
Northwest Pacific
Botryllus diegense
(Ritter & Forsyth, 1917)
Northwest Atlantic and Eastern Central Pacific
Botryllus elegans
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
seaweed ascidian Southeast Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean
Botryllus firmus
Monniot & Monniot, 1996
Western Central Pacific
Botryllus giganteum
Pérès, 1949
Eastern Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific
Botryllus gracilis
Michaelsen, 1927
Indo-West Pacific
Botryllus gregalis
(Sluiter, 1898)
Southeast Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific
Botryllus leptus
(Herdman, 1899)
Western Central Pacific
Botryllus maeandrius
(Sluiter, 1898)
Western Indian Ocean 1
Botryllus magnicoecus
Hartmeyer, 1912
star ascidian Southeast Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific
Botryllus magnus
(Ritter, 1901)
Northern Pacific
Botryllus meandrius
Monniot et al, 2001
Southeast Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific
Botryllus mortensi
Millar, 1964
Southeast Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean
Botryllus niger
(Herdman, 1886)
Atlantic Ocean and Indo-West Pacific
Botryllus ovalis
Monniot, 1988
Western Central Pacific
Botryllus perspicuum
(Herdman, 1886)
Indo-Pacific and Western Central Atlantic
Botryllus planus
(Van Name, 1902)
Western Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean
Botryllus primigenus
Oka, 1928
Western Atlantic
Botryllus promiscuus
Okuyama & Saito, 2002
Northwest Pacific
Botryllus puniceus
Saito & Nagasawa, 2003
Northwest Pacific
Botryllus saccus
(Kott, 2003)
Eastern Indian Ocean
Botryllus scalaris
Saito & Mukai, 1981
Northwest Pacific
Botryllus schlosseri
(Pallas, 1766)
golden star tunicate Cosmopolitan 5
Botryllus simodensis
unspecified
orange sheath tunicate Eastern Central Pacific
Botryllus stewartensis
Brewin, 1958
Indo-West Pacific
Botryllus tuberatus
Ritter & Forsyth, 1917
white spotted colonial tunicate Indo-Pacific and Western Atlantic 0.4
Botryllus tyreus
(Herdman, 1886)
Western Central Pacific
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