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Styela wandeli (Sluiter, 1911)

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Description

Pinkish-red, wrinkled and leathery, with a short stalk. Looks similar to Molgula enodis, but has longer siphons and a rough surface. This is a small ascidian, growing to only 1 or 2cm high.

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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

Found below 10m around the Antarctic Peninsula and Continent.

Styela wandeli has been found growing on the surfaces of other ascidians, including Cnemidocarpa verrucosa, Pyura obesa and Molgula pedunculata.

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