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

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Recent observations

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anudibranchmom

Date

March 28, 2015 02:00 PM PDT

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maractwin

Date

March 10, 2015 10:28 AM EDT

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reenbean

Date

March 20, 2015

Description

Found in the muddy areas by the LA river, sometimes in dead barnacles and between polychaetes.

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What

Ascidias Class Ascidiacea

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josep

Date

April 21, 2012

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What

Ascidias Class Ascidiacea

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josep

Date

April 21, 2012

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paul_norwood

Date

March 22, 2015 09:25 AM AKDT

Description

Small specimen under low intertidal rock.

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nicoolejnik

Date

March 15, 2015

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paul_norwood

Date

March 15, 2015 03:23 PM AKDT

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paul_norwood

Date

March 15, 2015 03:18 PM AKDT

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hagan_rs

Date

March 5, 2015

Description

Pacific Colonial Tunicate colony from under the docks just beneath the ice. Introduced invasive species from the distant past.

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wendy5

Date

March 8, 2015

Description

This orange mass growing on the dock with sponges and tunicates looks like little asterisks, and I wonder if it's a tunicate colony? It's about 3" across, partially hidden by red seaweed at the upper right.

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What

Cunjevoi Pyura stolonifera

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benbeard71

Date

March 9, 2015 12:40 PM UTC
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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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