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Orange Sheath Tunicate

Botrylloides violaceus

Description:

Botrylloides violaceus is considered an invasive species outside its native range (southern China to Japan and Siberia). It has a range of colors usually orange, yellow, red, purple or tan, and occasionally brown or lavender. It adheres tightly to a substrate and It often overgrows mussels, barnacles, encrusting bryozoans and solitary sea squirts.

Habitat:

Spotted near the bottom of a large jetty rock at Neah Bay, Washington.


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1 Comment

Tukup
Tukup 4 weeks ago

Trying to figure out if a "tunicate" was a fungus, plant or animal. Good references. Wiki does an exceptional job explaining what they are. Interesting organisms. Thanks Brian.

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 48.37, Long: -124.61

Spotted on May 19, 2019
Submitted on May 26, 2019

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