Sea squirt -
Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: 15 (25) cm.
Appearance: The mantle has a bottle-green, yellow-green or a
yellow to transparent colour. The insides are greenish in colour with
a yellow, and in shallow water, a red pigmented tone. The siphon perimeters
are lemon-yellow. The colour and appearance
can vary greatly.
Depth: 0,5-500 m.
Environment: Ciona intestinalis is found attached to rocks, cliffs,
algae, and on certain occasions even eel grass.
Classification: Ciona intestinalis belongs to the sea squirts
group (Ascidiacea) under the chordates group.
© Aquascope 2000 Tjärnö Marine Biological
Laboratory, Strömstad, Sweden
| Martin Larsvik
Loo | Helena