Red Ascidian
(Aplidium solidium)

image of a Red Ascidian

Image ID: 288-00

Comments : These colonial ascidians grow in slabs. The little holes all over are the individual zooids, arranged in clusters around a common exhaust hole, where metabolic waste from all the zooids is vented. This species has one of my favorite scientific names...
Common name : Red Ascidian
Scientific Name : Aplidium solidium
Location Found : Snowfall, Canada
Actual Size : 3 inches
Camera Used : Canon D30 digital in Ikelite Housing
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