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Sea squirts/ tunicates/ascidians which appeared like clumps of collapsed "sand-crusted" sacs stuck to a sea fan. Each sac had two openings with scalloped edges - one on top and the other to the side (inhalant & exhalant siphons). The sacs seemed to have a reddish tinge. The inside of each sac had organs which were red in colour with a brown segment towards the base (pics 3 & 4). The organs seemed to be covered by mucilaginous substance. Commonly also called Conjevoi.

Date & Time

  2012-08-13 03:29 PM

Location

  -38.421 , 145.075 : 11.58 m

Near Point Leo VIC 3916, Australia

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Cathy Powers and Mark Ridgway starred this.

  1. Cathy Powers  How amazing - and really nice image!

    Reply • 29 Apr

  2. David Francis  Pyura stolonifera added to db.

    Reply • 29 Apr

  3. David Francis  Nice additional images of dissected individual showing internal organs.

    Reply • 29 Apr

  4. Leuba Ridgway  Thank you David

    Reply • 09 May




NS Observation No. 5AE463F4ED2A891526000060
Created 2018-04-28 10:14 PM (7 months ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2018-05-28 04:53 PM (6 months ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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