- Sea Squirt
Rounded body with two openings (siphons) that project upward or sideways. Each individual often supports a variety of epiphytic organisms growing on the surface given a green-brown appearance. Up to 35 cm high.
These ascidians often live in small groups on rocky areas. Their scientific name is derived from the stolons that extend from the base of the animal to secure it to the rocks. While they often appear green-brown because of encrusting overgrowth, their bodies are actually orange or pink.
Pier piles, rocky shores and reefs, to depth of 15 m.
Southern temperate oceans. Southern Australia.
Plankton or Particles
Recorded in Australia
sp. MoV 1693
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed