Sea squirt -
Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum diametre: 1,2 cm.
Appearance: Brick, rust or light red in colour. Individuals from
deeper water can be yellow to yellow-brown in colour. Agglomerated individuals
are divergent from the normally flat form and can be up to 2.5 cm in
height. With only one gonad situated in the upper part of the tunic.
The solitary flattened form with a peripherally
attached tunic, dominates in scandinavian waters.
Depth: 0-600 m.
Environment: Usually found attached to cliffs, rocks
Classification: Dendrodoa grossularia belongs to the sea squirt
group under the chordates.
© Aquascope 2000 Tjärnö Marine Biological
Laboratory, Strömstad, Sweden
| Martin Larsvik
Loo | Helena