Individual incurrent siphons (dark rings in yellow zooids), communal excurrent siphon (at center of each star). On sea squirt growing on pilings at Shellmaker Island, Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 11/20/08. © Peter J. Bryant

Golden Star Tunicate

Botryllus schlosseri

Urochordata: Ascidiacea

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Individual incurrent siphons (dark rings in yellow zooids), communal excurrent siphon (at center of star). On sea squirt growing on pilings at Shellmaker Island, Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 11/20/08. © Peter J. Bryant

Different color morph. Public dock at Lido Island, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 08/04/15. © Peter J. Bryant

Different color morph. Public dock at Lido Island, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 08/03/15. © Peter J. Bryant