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Ringed tubularia

size

colonies up to 5 centimeters

color

orange-yellow to salmon pink

food 

 plankton

enemies

 various species of sea slugs

  • Dut: Gorgelpijppoliep
  • Lat: Ectopleura (Tubularia) larynx
  • Eng: Ringed tubularia
  • Ger: Röhrenpolyp
Ringed tubularia, Sytske Dijksen, wwwlfotofitis.nl

Ringed tubularia

The ringed tubularia looks somewhat like a small bouquet of pink flowers. A colony consists of a bushy bunch of stems, each ending with a polyp with tentacles. Ringed tubularia reproduce in two ways. Small jellyfish-like organisms reproduce sexually while attached to the ends of the stems. New polyps hatch immediately out of the eggs. The second manner is asexual: loose pieces of the colony are carried by the sea current and can 'take root' at a new location.

  • Distribution and habitat

    The ringed tubularia lives along all of the coasts of the northern Atlantic Ocean and bordering seas. It also lives in South Africa and New Zealand. You find it attached to stones during low tide, close to the waterline. In general, it lives on hard surfaces such as stones and pontoons along the coast and in open sea. You often find colonies knocked loose washed onto the beach.

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  • Ringed tubularia

    The ringed tubularia looks somewhat like a small bouquet of pink flowers. A colony consists of a bushy bunch of stems, each ending with a polyp with tentacles. Ringed tubularia reproduce in two ways. Small jellyfish-like organisms reproduce sexually while attached to the ends of the stems. New polyps hatch immediately out of the eggs. The second manner is asexual: loose pieces of the colony are carried by the sea current and can 'take root' at a new location.

  • Distribution and habitat

    The ringed tubularia lives along all of the coasts of the northern Atlantic Ocean and bordering seas. It also lives in South Africa and New Zealand. You find it attached to stones during low tide, close to the waterline. In general, it lives on hard surfaces such as stones and pontoons along the coast and in open sea. You often find colonies knocked loose washed onto the beach.

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