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Botryllus spp.


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lexID:
12264 
AphiaID:
103529 
Scientific:
Botryllus spp. 
German:
Geometrische Krustenseescheide 
English:
Geometric Encrusting Tunicates 
Category:
Søpunge 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Ascidiacea (Class) > Stolidobranchia (Order) > Styelidae (Family) > Botryllus (Genus) > spp. (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gaertner, 1774 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plankton, zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-26 14:10:09 

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Botryllus spp.

The zooids are embedded in a common tunic and cluster in circular patterns around the central outflow openings. The colour is variable. The colony is generally dark, but the zooids may be purple, purplish brown, or blackish with the area surrounding the openings being white, pale green or golden. Some colonies may be bright orange.

Habitat: Colonies are found on the underside of rocks, on corals, gorgonians and turtle grass blades.

Remarks:Positive identification requires microscopic examination of the internal body parts.

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