Blue Bell Sea Squirt (Perophora namei)

Also known as Colonial Ascidian, Namei Sea Squirt, Sea Squirt, Sea Tunicate, Tunicate

Description

Also known as Colonial Ascidian, Namei Sea Squirt, Sea Squirt, Sea Tunicate, Tunicate.

Found on drop-offs and often at the base of slopes over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on detritus and plankton.
Height - 10cm
Depth - 10-26m
Widespread Western 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. Ref: https://www.sealifebase.ca/summary/Perophora-namei.html

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