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Aplidium elegans Distribution

Sea-strawberry
Elegante Seescheide
Elegans koloniezakpijp
Fraise de mer
Fragola di mare
The temperate Atlantic
The Mediterranean
Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The individuals are gathered in clusters of indefinite shape
  • The species can be found between 5 and 20 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the colony : 5 cm
  • Colonial species : the individuals share their vascular system and or the same exhaling siphon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Aplidium punctum Distribution

    Orange flake-ascidian
    Orangefarbige Sproß-Synascidie
    Oranje vlokkige zakpijp
    Flocon pédonculé orange
    Sinascidia pedunculada anaranjada
    The temperate Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The individuals are gathered to form a bouquet
  • The species can be found between 1 and 25 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the colony : 6 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Ascidia mentula Distribution

    Pink sea-squirt
    Stumpen-Ascidie
    Rose zakpijp
    Ascidie rose
    Ascidia rosada
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The species can be found between 1 and 200 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal retracts or curls up if it is disturbed
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 18 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Ascidiella aspersa Distribution

    Dirty sea-squirt
    Spritz-Ascidie
    Gore zakpijp
    Ascidie sale
    Ascidia sucia
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The individuals are gathered to form a bouquet
  • The species can be found between 1 and 80 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal retracts or curls up if it is disturbed
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 13 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Botrylloides nigrum Distribution

    Flat tunicate
    Flache Seescheide
    Platte korstzakpijp
    Synascidie encroûtante
    Sinascidia plana
    Ascidia
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The colony of individuals forms a crust on the substrate
  • The species can be found between 0 and 35 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 0.6 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Colonial species : the individuals share their vascular system and or the same exhaling siphon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Ciona intestinalis Distribution

    Yellow sea-squirt
    Gelbe Seescheide
    Doorzichtige zakpijp
    Cione
    Ascidia amarilla
    Ascidia lunga
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The tunicate is found isolated
  • The species can be found between 1 and 1000 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal retracts or curls up if it is disturbed
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 20 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Clavelina picta Distribution

    Painted tunicate
    Gemalte Seescheide
    Beschilderde zakpijp
    Claveline peinte
    Ascidia pintada
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The species clings to an another invertebrate
  • The individuals are gathered to form a bouquet
  • The species can be found between 5 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 2 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Clavelina puertosecensis Distribution

    Blue bell tunicate
    Glockenblumenseescheide
    Blauwe zakpijp
    Claveline bleue
    Ascidia azul
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The individuals are gathered to form a bouquet
  • The species can be found between 5 and 35 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 1.2 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Clavelina lepadiformis Distribution

    Transparent seasquirt
    Durchscheinende Seescheide
    Doorzichtige zakpijp
    Grande claveline
    Clavelina
    Clavelina
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The individuals are gathered to form a bouquet
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 3 cm
  • Size of the colony : 20 cm
  • Colonial species : the individuals share their vascular system and or the same exhaling siphon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Clavelina dellavallei Distribution

    Bluestriped light bulb tunicate
    Durchscheinende Seescheide
    Glaszakpijp
    Claveline bleutée
    Clavelina
    Ascidia trasparente
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The individuals are gathered in clusters of indefinite shape
  • The species can be found between 1 and 90 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 6 cm
  • Size of the colony : 30 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Clavelina nana Distribution

    Midget seasquirt
    Kleine Keulenseescheiden
    Dwergzakpijp
    Claveline naine
    Clavelina enana
    Clavelina nana
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The individuals are gathered to form a bouquet
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 1 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Diazona violacea Distribution

    football ascidian
    Koloniebildende Seescheide
    Diazona
    Diazone
    Diazona
    Diazona
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The individuals are gathered to form a bouquet
  • The species can be found between 15 and 200 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 5 cm
  • Size of the colony : 40 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Didemnum conchyliatum Distribution

    White speck tunicate
    Gelbe Wuchernde Seescheide
    Gele koloniezakpijp
    Synacidie jaune
    Ascidia colonial amarilla
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The species clings to an another invertebrate
  • The individuals are gathered in clusters of indefinite shape
  • The species can be found between 7 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the colony : 5 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Didemnum sp Distribution

    Didemnum
    Riffseescheide
    Didemnum
    Synascidie encroûtante
    Didemnum
    Didemnum
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The colony of individuals forms a crust on the substrate
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the colony : 15 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Colonial species : the individuals share their vascular system and or the same exhaling siphon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Diplosoma Glandulosum Distribution

    Globular encrusting tunicate
    Kugelförmig Krustenseescheide
    Bolvormig korstzakpijp
    Ascidie encroûtante globulaire
    Ascidia incrustante globular
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The individuals are gathered in clusters of indefinite shape
  • The species can be found between 8 and 30 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the colony : 10 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Colonial species : the individuals share their vascular system and or the same exhaling siphon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Eusynstyela misakiensis Distribution

    Apricot synascidia
    Kolonie - Seescheide
    Ascidie encroûtante
    Ascidia albaricoque
    Ascidia incrostante
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The colony of individuals forms a crust on the substrate
  • The species can be found between 5 and 30 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 1 cm
  • Size of the colony : 50 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Halocynthia papillosa Distribution

    Red seasquirt
    Rote Seescheide
    Rode zakpijp
    Ascidie rouge
    Ascidia rojo
    Ascidia rossa
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The tunicate is found isolated
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal retracts or curls up if it is disturbed
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 20 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Halocynthia spinosa Distribution

    Spiny ascidian
    Stachelige Seescheide
    Ascidie épineuse
    Ascidia espinosa
    Halocinzia spinosa
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The tunicate is found isolated
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal retracts or curls up if it is disturbed
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 3 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Herdmania momus Distribution

    Herdman's ascidian
    Herdmania - Seescheide
    Ascidie brune
    Ascidia solitaria roja
    Ascidia bruna
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The tunicate is found isolated
  • The species can be found between 5 and 100 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal retracts or curls up if it is disturbed
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 10 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Microcosmus sabatieri Distribution

    Violets
    Eßbare Seescheide
    Begroeide zakpijp
    Violet
    Patatas de mar
    Limone di mare
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The individuals are gathered in clusters of indefinite shape
  • The species can be found between 5 and 200 Meters
  • Common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal retracts or curls up if it is disturbed
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 25 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Molgula manhattensis Distribution

    Molgula
    Meertraube
    Zeedruif zijker
    Molgule
    Uva marina
    The temperate Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The tunicate is found isolated
  • The species can be found between 1 and 90 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal retracts or curls up if it is disturbed
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 4 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Phallusia mammillata Distribution

    White Sea-squirt
    Weisse Seecheide
    Witte zakpijp
    Ascidie blanche
    Ascidia blanca
    Pigna di mare
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The tunicate is found isolated
  • The species can be found between 2 and 200 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 20 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Phallusia fumigata Distribution

    Black sea-squirt
    Schwarze Seecheide
    Zwarte zakpijp
    Ascidie noire
    Ascidia negro
    Ascidia verde
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The tunicate is found isolated
  • The species can be found between 1 and 200 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 15 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Phallusia julinea Distribution

    Yellow sea-squirt
    Gelbpunkt Seescheide
    Ascidie jaune
    Ascidia amarilla
    Ascidia gialla
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The tunicate is found isolated
  • The species can be found between 5 and 100 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal retracts or curls up if it is disturbed
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 20 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.

  • Polyandrocarpa tumida Distribution

    Mottled social tunicate
    Flecken-Kolonieseescheide
    Gevlekte kolonievormende zakpijp
    Ascidie coloniale tachetée
    Ascidia colonial moteada
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The individuals are gathered in clusters of indefinite shape
  • The species can be found between 8 and 25 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 1.5 cm
  • Colonial species : the individuals share their vascular system and or the same exhaling siphon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Polycarpa spongiabilis Distribution

    Giant tunicate
    Riesenseescheide
    Reuzenzakpijp
    Ascidie géante
    Ascidia gigante
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The tunicate is found isolated
  • The species can be found between 8 and 35 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal retracts or curls up if it is disturbed
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 11 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Pyura microcosmus Distribution

    Small microcosm
    Kleine Mikrokosmus-Seescheide
    Kleine mikrokosmos
    Petit microcosme
    Probecho pequeño
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The tunicate is found isolated
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal retracts or curls up if it is disturbed
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 3 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Rhopalaea abdominalis Distribution

    Reef tunicate
    Riff Seescheide
    Rif zakpijp
    Ascidie de récif
    Ascidia del arrecife
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The tunicate is found isolated
  • The species can be found between 8 and 25 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 4.5 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Rhopalaea sp Distribution

    Arabian ascidian
    Blaue Keulenseescheide
    Ascidie translucide bleue
    Ascidia azul traslúcido
    Ascidia solitaria
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The individuals are gathered to form a bouquet
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters
  • Rare species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 5 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Salpa sp Distribution

    Salps ; Pelagic tunicates
    Salpen
    Salpen
    Salpes
    Salpas
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Surrounding and environment
  • Species generally found in the open sea
  • The individuals are gathered to form a chain.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 40 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 10 cm
  • Size of the colony : 500 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Stolonica socialis Distribution

    Orange sea-squirt
    Orangenfarbige Seescheide
    Oranje zakpijp
    Mirabelle de mer
    Ascidia anaranjada
    The temperate Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The individuals are gathered in clusters of indefinite shape
  • The species can be found between 5 and 60 Meters
  • Uncommon Species
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 2 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Symplegma viride Distribution

    Encrusting social tunicate
    Krustenbildende Seescheide
    Korstvormende koloniezakpijp
    Ascidie coloniale encroûtante
    Ascidia colonial incrustante
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The colony of individuals forms a crust on the substrate
  • The species can be found between 5 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 0.8 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Colonial species : the individuals share their vascular system and or the same exhaling siphon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Trididemnum solidum Distribution

    Overgrowing mat tunicate
    Mattenseescheide
    Tapijtzakpijp
    Synascidie tapis
    Sinascidia alfombra
    The tropical Atlantic
    Surrounding and environment
  • The species is generally found on the reef
  • The colony of individuals forms a crust on the substrate
  • The species can be found between 3 and 35 Meters
  • Common species.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Size of the individual : 0 cm
  • Size of the colony : 30 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Colonial species : the individuals share their vascular system and or the same exhaling siphon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

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