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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.
Spotted near the bottom of a large jetty rock at Neah Bay, Washington.
Spotted on May 19, 2019
Submitted on May 26, 2019