Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Styela
Family: Styelidae (Tunicata/Ascidiacea)
Taxon : Water invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
plicata
NOTES

Ascidiacea are sac-like, sessile, marine invertebrates. They are filter feeders which are usually found attached to hard surfaces in shallow water. When disturbed, they forcibly eject water from their siphons which is the reason for their common name, "sea squirts". This edible species is eaten raw, cooked dried or pickled. It is an exotic, introduced by shipping, from Asia.


AUTHORITY
Lesueur, 1923
Sub Author
Conservation
Exotic
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
 


Colour
Notes: An off-white animal
Colour: White
Common Name
Pleated sea squirt
Sea squirt
Habitat
NOTES: Found attached to jetty poles and submerged rocks
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
Food
Edibile
Months
December
Synonyms for Species
Ascidea plicata
Styela pinguis



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