Comprehensive Description

Read full entry
Biology/Natural History: This species is hermaphroditic. Fertilization is external, during the summer. The tunic is thin but tough, with 12.4% organic content. Just over half the organic matter in the tunic is tunicin (a carbohydrate); the rest is protein. Vanadium content of the body is low (but higher in the tunic?) Predators include the seastar Orthasterias koehleri. The copepod Pygodelphys aquilonarius may live symbiotically in the branchial chamber and many invertebrates may live around the base.


Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

© Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory

Source: Invertebrates of the Salish Sea

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!