TUNICATA : STOLIDOBRANCHIA : MolgulidaeSEA SQUIRTS

Eugyra arenosa (Alder & Hancock, 1848)


Eugyra arenosa

Description: This solitary ascidian lives buried in clean sandy sediment with only the siphons showing. It is spherical in shape and its test is covered with fine sand.

Habitat: Open coast sites with clean sand sediments.

Distribution: Found all round the British Isles.

Similar Species: Compare with Molgula occulta which is similar but lives in muddier sediments.

Key Identification Features:

Distribution Map from NBN: Interactive map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.

WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.



 Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Eugyra arenosa (Alder & Hancock, 1848). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZD2640 Accessed on 2017-05-29

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