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    • Tunicates
    • Ascidians
    • Sea Squirts
  • Scientific Names
    • Ascidiacea
  • Spanish
    • Ascidias

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

blitzen1986

Date

May 29, 2016 02:08 PM PDT

Description

While kayaking in shallow water close about 20ft from shore, we found this tunicate attached to a blade of eelgrass (/Zostera marina/). The blade of eelgrass was floating on the surface of the water and no longer attached to the substrate.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

fadiyaghmour

Date

December 3, 2015 06:33 AM GST

Place

kalba uae (Google, OSM)

Description

Phallusia nigra

black sea squirt on the left side of the photograph

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea Squirts Class Ascidiacea

Observer

maractwin

Date

May 8, 2016 08:09 AM ADT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea Squirts Class Ascidiacea

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 28, 2016 04:49 PM ADT

Description

Small strawberryish tunicates with cool star-shaped openings.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Northern Sea Squirt Molgula manhattensis

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 25, 2016 09:21 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

ganderson

Date

May 24, 2016 11:28 AM EDT

Description

This colonial tunicate was found surrounding the sea squirt styela clava, which was attached to a buoy off of MBL dock. This particular colonial is a more recent arrival in the area.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

ganderson

Date

May 24, 2016 10:57 AM EDT

Description

This sea squirt was collected from beneath MBL dock. It can be identified due its rough texture and is often called the "rough sea squirt".

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

ganderson

Date

May 24, 2016 10:47 AM EDT

Description

Collected off of a buoy attached to the MBL dock. This invasive from Japan can be identified by its bright color and the irregular linear nature of its zooids.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Stalked Sea Squirt Styela clava

Observer

cristinamimic

Date

August 28, 2008

Description

SSCW

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Stalked Sea Squirt Styela clava

Observer

cristinamimic

Date

August 27, 2008

Description

SSCW

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Stalked Sea Squirt Styela clava

Observer

cristinamimic

Date

August 26, 2008

Description

SSCW

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Stalked Sea Squirt Styela clava

Observer

cristinamimic

Date

August 21, 2008

Place

Lynch Park (Google, OSM)

Description

SSCW

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Description from Wikipedia

Ascidiacea (commonly known as the ascidians or sea squirts) is a class in the Tunicata subphylum of sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders. Ascidians are characterized by a tough outer "tunic" made of the polysaccharide tunicin, as compared to other tunicates which are less rigid.

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