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Sea SquirtHerdmania momus

Ascidian at Four Winds Bioblitz Reference Sites

Herdmania momus at Four Winds Bioblitz Reference Sites - 10 Jan 2017

Identification history

Sea Squirt Herdmania momus 19 Feb 2017 Jennyncmg
Sea Squirt Herdmania momus 18 Feb 2017 LizAllen
Unidentified 11 Jan 2017 narelle

Author's notes

The body is spherical about 8 cm in diameter. The tube coming out the top is about 1.5 cm wide.

3 comments

narelle wrote:
   22 Jan 2017
When I first saw this creature years ago, it didn't have all the sea weeds growing on it. It looked like a human heart, smooth and red with two big tubes coming out of it. When the tide is low and it is exposed to air the tube closes its mouth forming a small cross shaped slit.
LizAllen wrote:
   18 Feb 2017
Your photo looks like Herdmania momus .
The second sentence sounds like a description of Pyura stolonifera [Cunjevoi ]
Same family !
narelle wrote:
   20 Feb 2017
Ah. Right... I saw another herdmania momus. I will go and photoraph it.

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