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TUNICATE SPECIES

Tunicate List

The following tunicates are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Tunicates
Common Name Scientific Name
bulb tunicates
bulb tunicates (Clavelina sp.)
Clavelina sp.

pelagic tunicates
Pelagic tunicates in a chain formation (Salpa sp.)

Pelagic tunicates in a looped chain formation (Salpa sp.)

Salpa sp.

 

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