Sea Squirts; Ascidiacea

Solitary or communal, drab or colourful, Sea Squirts are a most varied and yet poorly classified range of filter feeding animals. Great for underwater macro photography on scuba dives.

A gallery of Ascidians whose identity we are unsure of.

A diverse family of ascidians - both communal and solitary. Botrylloides, Botryllus, Eusynstyela and Poycarpa (maybe!).

Strictly colonial animals, the body of each zooid is divided into a thorax and an abdomen. Containing the genera Atriolum, Didemnum, Diplosoma and Trididemnum.