Classification
Within iNaturalist.org

All Names

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

Extras

Taxonomic changes »

Taxon schemes »

Make taxonomic Flickr tags for this taxon »

Flickr invite link »

Wikipedia taxobox »

Tree Browser »

Search descendant taxa »

Embed a widget for this taxon on your website »

3337117609_63f87d8cfc_sMagnifier 109770329_b326e80790_sMagnifier 3670554380_a73d0283c4_sMagnifier 3564290908_f72275c059_sMagnifier 3569221173_8c36e0cc35_sMagnifier 3557681000_3756953388_sMagnifier 196780878_6ec4c2eabe_sMagnifier 4316466373_e0c8aa8960_sMagnifier 5795495467_045cbd7beb_sMagnifier SquareMagnifier 6907528285_147261997c_sMagnifier SquareMagnifier 3890045132_ea54a38f8b_sMagnifier 3337952426_19021ba3da_sMagnifier
Creative Commons Flickr Photos Tagged "Ascidiacea."
Invite photos to iNat » View all photos tagged "Ascidiacea" on Flickr »

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kueda

Date

October 19, 2014 12:17 PM PDT

Description

Coral? Sponge? Pretty rad, either way.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

dpom

Date

October 16, 2014 10:27 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

dpom

Date

October 11, 2014 04:39 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

dpom

Date

October 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Golden Star Tunicate Botryllus schlosseri

Observer

dpom

Date

October 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

dpom

Date

October 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

dpom

Date

October 13, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

dpom

Date

October 13, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Tunicates Class Ascidiacea

Observer

dpom

Date

October 13, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea tulip Pyura pachydermatina

Observer

meurkc

Date

July 12, 2014

Description

jetsam

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sea tulip Pyura pachydermatina

Observer

meurkc

Date

May 19, 2014

Description

washed up on beach

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

October 13, 2014 11:29 AM PDT

Description

I've seen this one a lot,generally on docks where the more normal orange version of Botryllus schlosseri is found. Is it possible that this is a later-in-life stage of the same type of tunicate colony?

View all observations

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.