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Ascidiella scabra

size:

up to 13 centimeters

color:

gray

food:

plankton

enemies:

sometimes wrasse and crabs, but not very attractive to eat

reproduction:

sexual

  • Dut: Ruwe zakpijp (zeiker, pisser)
  • Lat: Ascidiella scabra
  • Eng: Ascidiella scabra
  • Ger: Seescheide
Ascidiella scabra , Ecomare

Ascidiella scabra

The Ascidiella scabra is a rather robust, usually attached on its side. If you bring it out of the water, it often squirts water, giving it all kinds of appropriate nicknames. This sea squirt can live in large numbers on the hull of boats. However, it is easy to remove using a high-pressure hose.

  • Distribution and habitat

    Ascidiella scabra are numerous in the delta region, but are also found in the Wadden Sea and the North Sea, particularly in harbors on pontoons, tires, buoys, boats and other such hard surfaces.