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Sea SquirtPyura sp.

Merimbula, NSW

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Pyura sp. at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Pyura sp. at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Pyura sp. at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Pyura sp. at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017

Identification history

Sea Squirt Pyura sp. 20 Sep 2017 SteveBurrows
Sea Squirt Pyura sp. 20 Sep 2017 SteveBurrows
Sea Squirt Pyura australis 8 Jan 2017 Jennyncmg
Unidentified 8 Jan 2017 libbyh

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Author's notes

There are lots of Pyura Gibbosa about, but these seem to be a different species, they are much smoother, small spherical heads around 3cm diameter , I can't find a reference for them

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wrote:
   9 Jan 2017
In my earlier notes - can't see them now, I suggested that these look like a different species than the usual Pyura australis we get around here, much more spherical and smooth heads, but again I can't find any good references.
JennyncmgBulk Reporter - Jennyncmg has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   21 Sep 2017
I agree with P australis -- Graham Edgar second edition p 435 says some of this species has inconspicuous tubercles or none at all.

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Heteroscarus acroptilus (Rainbow Cale) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 May 2019 by libbyh
Pteraeolidia ianthina (Blue Dragon) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 May 2019 by LizAllen
Corynactis australis (Jewel anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 May 2019 by LizAllen
Pyura gibbosa (Pyura gibbosa) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 May 2019 by libbyh
Heteroscarus acroptilus (Rainbow Cale) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 May 2019 by LizAllen
Olisthops cyanomelas (Herring Cale) at Merimbula, NSW - 30 Apr 2019 by LizAllen
Corynactis australis (Jewel anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 30 Apr 2019 by LizAllen
Zanclus cornutus (Moorish Idol) at Merimbula, NSW - 30 Apr 2019 by LizAllen
Pyura gibbosa gibbosa (Pyura gibbosa gibbosa) at Merimbula, NSW - 23 Apr 2019 by LizAllen
Holopneustes purpurascens (Sea Urchin) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Sabellastarte australiensis (Feather duster worm) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Phlyctenanthus australis (Brain Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Atypichthys strigatus (Mado) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Asterodiscides truncatus (Asterodiscides truncatus) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 May 2018 by LizAllen
Cabestana spengleri (Cabestana spengleri) at Merimbula, NSW - 22 Apr 2018 by LizAllen
Senecio macroglossus (Natal Ivy, Wax Ivy) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 Mar 2018 by DeanAnsell
Centrostephanus rodgersii (Black Sea Urchin) at Merimbula, NSW - 21 Jan 2018 by LizAllen
Pteraeolidia ianthina (Blue Dragon) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Jan 2018 by LizAllen
Pyura gibbosa (Pyura gibbosa) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Apr 2017 by LizAllen
Atypichthys strigatus (Mado) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Achoerodus viridis (Eastern Blue Groper) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Parma microlepis (White-ear) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Enoplosus armatus (Old Wife) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Pictilabrus laticlavius (Senator Wrasse) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Tetractenos glaber (Smooth Toadfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Pyura gibbosa (Pyura gibbosa) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Achoerodus viridis (Eastern Blue Groper) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Olisthops cyanomelas (Herring Cale) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Sabellastarte australiensis (Feather duster worm) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Botrylloides anceps (previously Botrylloides magnicoecum) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Dicotylichthys punctulatus (Threebar Porcupinefish) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Padina sp. (Variegated Fan-weed) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Codium fragile (Codium fragile) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Corynactis australis (Jewel anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Girella zebra (Zebrafish) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by libbyh
Pyura gibbosa (Pyura gibbosa) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Corynactis australis (Jewel anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 May 2016 by LizAllen
Parma unifasciata (Girdled Scalyfin) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Mar 2016 by LizAllen
Corynactis australis (Jewel anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 24 Jan 2016 by LizAllen
Ceratosoma amoenum (Clown Nudibranch) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Jan 2015 by rickcarey

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 7 Jan 2017 Recorded on
  • libbyh Recorded by

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