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Pyura discoveryi (Herdman, 1910)

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Description

Usually red, with a tough, wrinkled, leathery test. Pyura discoveryi grows up to about 10cm long.

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Species details

KOTT, P. (1969). Antarctic Ascidiacea. TATIAN, M., et al., Ascidians of Potter Cove 1998

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Species distribution

15-680m. Generally found growing in clumps or patches from Sub-Antarctica to the Antarctic Peninsula and Continent.

Pyura discoveryi is a suspension feeder. Like most ascidians it will often grow on the surface of other organisms such as sponges and larger ascidians.

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