Paddle Ascidian
(Distaplia smithi)

image of a Paddle Ascidian

Image ID: 227-00

Comments : Not entirely sure on ID, but these are hanging from the lip of a large Pacific Blue Mussel who is coated with sponge.
Common name : Paddle Ascidian
Scientific Name : Distaplia smithi
Location Found : Browning Wall, Northern British Columbia
Actual Size : 1.5 inches
Camera Used : Canon D60 digital in Ikelite Housing
Natural History :