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Ascidiella scabra (Müller, 1776)

Hairy sea-squirt

Ascidiella scabra

Concarneau Bay, France, 4 meters, 2011, WBN

Description

Ascidiella scabra is a solitary ascidian of 2 to 5 cm in length. Its oval body is often attached to sustratum, seaweeds or rocks, by its left side. The cartilaginous test is white, more or less translucent with small reddish spots and small red papillae around both siphons. The atrial siphon is close to the terminal oral siphon.

Distribution

Ascidiella scabra vit en Atlantique, Manche, Mer du Nord et en Méditerranée.

Image satellite: © Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, Earthstar Geographics, CNES/Airbus DS, USDA, USGS, AeroGRID, IGN, and the GIS User Community.

Données de distribution : Ascidiella scabra (Müller, 1776) in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-09-25.

Classification

Source : World Register of Marine Species


Biota (Superdomain)
Animalia (Kingdom)
Chordata (Phylum)
Tunicata (Subphylum)
Ascidiacea (Class)
Phlebobranchia (Order)
Ascidiidae (Family)
Ascidiella (Genus)
Ascidiella scabra (Species)

Page glossary

Tunique : tégument ou tissus épais riche en cellulose.

Siphon : orifice par lequel un animal aspire ou expulse l'eau qu'il filtre pour en capter les éléments nutritifs.

Siphon buccal : orifice par lequel l'animal aspire l'eau qu'il va filtrer.

Authors

Text : Anne Bay-Nouailhat © 2006 - 2020.

Photos : © Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat. Published with his kind permission.
Websites and reference works : Consult bibliography

Image satellite: © Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, Earthstar Geographics, CNES/Airbus DS, USDA, USGS, AeroGRID, IGN, and the GIS User Community.

Données de distribution : Ascidiella scabra (Müller, 1776) in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-09-25.

How to cite this page

Bay-Nouailhat A., septembre 2006, Description of Ascidiella scabra, [On line] http://european-marine-life.org/32/ascidiella-scabra.php, consulted on 2020 September 25.

Author

Photographie de Anne Bay-Nouailhat

Anne Bay-Nouailhat

Project manager in marine environment
Professional diver - Naturalist

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