Styela plicata

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Styela plicata (Lesueur, 1823)

Styela plicata is a solitary tunicate, variable in shape, but roughly oval. It is fixed to the substrate by the posterior end of its body, usually without roots or stalks. Its total body length can reach 90 mm. The color of the tunic is whitish with brown or black stripes radiating from the siphons.

Koukouras, A., Voultsiadou-Koukoura, E., Kevrekidis, T., Vafidis, D. (1995). Ascidian fauna of the Aegean Sea with a check list of the eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea species. Annales de l’Institut Océanographique 71: 19‑34

Records of Styela plicata

Sites where Styela plicata has been recorded in the Hellenic Seas.

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