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Aplidium californicum is a compound Ascidian tunicate commonly known as Sea Pork. Belonging to the Phylum Chordata, this organism has the “tadpole larvae” common to tunicates and salps. Ranging from Alaska to Northern Mexico and the Galapagos, this organism is intertidal down to 85m. Aplidium californicum buds asexually to cover hard rocky substrate (Lamb & Hanby, 2005).


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