Sea Squirts (Rhopalaea spp)

Also known as Colonial Ascidian, Compound Ascidian, Robust Sea Squirt, Stalked Ascidian, Tunicate, Zoids

Description

Also known as Colonial Ascidian, Compound Ascidian, Robust Sea Squirt, Stalked Ascidian, Tunicate, Zoids.

Found often in dense patches of cylindrical zooids, on drop-offs and walls of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on plankton and detritus.
Height - ?cm
Depth - ?m
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. Ref: x

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