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Light bulb ascidian. Ascidia

Clavelina lepadiformis

Description:

Colonial ascidian with free individuals, 2 cm high, but connected together by a network based gelatinous stolons. Although you can find solitary individuals, the most common is that they occur in dense clusters tussock forming colonies. The tunic is transparent and features are a white or pink lines that run lengthwise and the individual openings and the siphons that correspond to tracts of cilia.-----------------------------------------------Ascidia colonial con individuos libres, de 2 cm de altura, pero conectados entre si por la base por una red de estolones gelatinosos. Aunque se pueden encontrar individuos solitarios, lo más común es que se presenten en densos racimos formando colonias cespitosas. La túnica es transparente y son características unas líneas blancas o rosadas que recorren longitudinalmente el individuo y las aberturas de los sifones y que corresponden a tractos de cilios.

Habitat:

Ropes and mooring lines of boats in the marina of Valencia.--------------------------------Cuerdas y cabos de amarre de barcos en el puerto deportivo de Valencia.

Notes:

http://marmenormarmayor.org/Fauna_marina...

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12 Comments

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Thanks, Jill.

JillBlack
JillBlack 8 years ago

Nice series and video...very informative

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Thanks, Ingrid3.

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 8 years ago

These are fantastic!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Thanks, Neil.

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Thanks, Saumya.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

How cool is that?! Awesome spotting, and yes, the video is a nice touch.

Beautiful !! :)

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Thanks, Alice.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Great series!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Thanks, Jopy.

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago

great movie :)

eulalia rubio
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eulalia rubio

Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Feb 3, 2014
Submitted on Feb 3, 2014

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