Stalked Sea Squirt (Oxycorynia fascicularis)

Also known as Nephtheis fascicularis, Tunicates, Sea Squirts, Robust Sea Squirt, Colonial Ascidians, Compound Ascidians, Stalked Ascidian, Grape Tunicates, Stalked Green Ascidian, Stalked Purple Ascidian, Blue Lollypop Tunicate.

Description

Also known as Nephtheis fascicularis, Tunicates, Sea Squirts, Robust Sea Squirt, Colonial Ascidians, Compound Ascidians, Stalked Ascidian, Grape Tunicates, Stalked Green Ascidian, Stalked Purple Ascidian and Blue Lollypop Tunicate.

Found shallow in lagoons and coastal reefs.

They feed on plankton and detritus.
Height -
Depth - 7-13m
Widespread Indo Pacific

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.

0 comments

Leave a comment

Known Sightings / Photograph Locations

Share this: