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    • Tunicates
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    • Ascidiacea
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Lightbulb Tunicate Clavelina huntsmani

Observer

elbowingpenalty

Date

August 1, 2015 11:48 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Squirts Class Ascidiacea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 29, 2015

Description

About 2" high, black or dark urn-shaped tunicate at water line on floating docks.

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What

Golden Star Tunicate Botryllus schlosseri

Observer

damontighe

Date

July 26, 2015 10:20 PM PDT

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Observer

damontighe

Date

July 26, 2015 06:35 PM PDT

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Square

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 25, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 25, 2015

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Square

What

Sea Squirts Class Ascidiacea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 25, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Mushroom Compound Tunicate Synoicum californianum

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015

Description

ID as per Lamb & Hanby, p. 354.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pacific White Crust Didemnum carnulentum

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015 10:53 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Stalked Sea Squirt Styela clava

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Golden Star Tunicate Botryllus schlosseri

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015 09:13 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 23, 2015 09:04 AM PDT
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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.

No range data available.