Colonial Ascidian

Botrylloides perspicuus (Herdman, 1886)

A colonial ascidian that forms a thick jelly like firm mat covering the surface of the host it grows on. The colour of a colony is highly variable, ranging from pink to green to blue to red.

Often found washed up on the surface of seaweeds or under rocks in rock pools along the coast

How to identify Botrylloides perspicuus?

What habitats does Botrylloides perspicuus live in?

Can be fround in water depths ranging from 1-170 m where it can can be found growing over other structures from rocks to seaweeds and sea grasses.

What is the distribution of Botrylloides perspicuus?

This species is believed to be native to the Indo-Pacific and Australia and can be found right around Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Botrylloides perspicuus grow?

Size can vary as the colony grows over structures or marine plants

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