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Leathery sea squirt

size:

up to 15 centimeters

color:

brown

food:

plankton

enemies:

sometimes wrasse, crabs and people, but not really attractive to eat

reproduction:

sexual

  • Dut: Knotszakpijp
  • Lat: Styela clava
  • Eng: Leathery sea squirt
  • Ger: Styela clava
Leathery sea squirt, foto fitis, sytske dijksen

Leathery sea squirt

The leathery sea squirt is an immigrant from Asia. It was brought to Europe via ships in the 1970s. It is a robust sea squirt erected on a narrowed stem. This sea squirt is eaten in Korea.

  • Distribution and habitat
    Leathery sea squirt and star ascidian, foto fitis, sytske dijksen

    Leathery sea squirts are found in the North Sea, Wadden Sea and delta region, on stones located below the low-tide mark and on pontoons, floating objects, legs of drilling rigs and other such hard surfaces.