Tunicates, Sea Squirts, Colonial Ascidians, Compound Ascidians, Bulbous Tunicates, Solitary Sea Squirt, Globular Sea Squirt, Giant Ascidian.
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Also known as Tunicates, Sea Squirts, Colonial Ascidians, Compound Ascidians, Bulbous Tunicates, Solitary Sea Squirt, Globular Sea Squirt and Giant Ascidian.
Found singly or in groups often in shallow waters but has been found deeper on coral and rocky areas of reefs and in sheltered waters of harbours and on shipwrecks.
They feed on suspended plankton and detritus.
The shrimp Pontonia sibogae is often found living in the sac of the Tunicate.
Varies in colour, often found covered in algae.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 3-100m
Ascidian, also known as tunicates because their bodies are covered by a "tunic" a tough cellulose-like covering.
The other common name is sea squirt because when threatened they sometimes eject a jet of water.
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