Lobed Ascidian
(Cystodes lobatus)

image of a Lobed Ascidian

Image ID: 268-01

Comments : I often see this colonial ascidian in great abundance in high current areas out towards the coast. I have also noted it at other current intensive sites, like Keystone Jetty and Waterman's Wall.
Common name : Lobed Ascidian
Scientific Name : Cystodes lobatus
Location Found : Tiger Ridge
Actual Size : 36 inches across entire colony
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX 35mm ISO100
Natural History :