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Pyura obesa Hartmeyer, 1919

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Description

Yellow or orange and flask-shaped. This large ascidian grows up to 22cm 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

20 to 220m, found on sediment from Sub-Antarctica to the Antarctic Peninsula and Continent.

Pyura obesa is a suspension feeder and larger individuals have been found with varied organisms such as algae, bryozoans and other ascidians growing on them.

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