|TUNICATA : APLOUSOBRANCHIA : Polyclinidae||SEA SQUIRTS|
Description: A colonial ascidian consisting of groups of very flat-topped lobes closely pressed together, with sand coated sides. The upper surface is clean, and brown in colour. 5mm thick x 10mm diameter.
Habitat: Apparently a species usually found in the circalittoral, often in sand-scoured sites.
Distribution: Reported to be a northern form in the British Isles, rarely recorded.
Similar Species: The name used here for this species is somewhat doubtful, but it is a distinctive entity.
Key Identification Features:
Distribution Map from BioMar data for Ireland - Google Earth map: download this placemark (not got Google Earth installed?)
Distribution Map from NBN: Grid map (fast) : Interactive map (slow, requires login to view records) : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.
|Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C., 2010. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland |
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