Pacific Transparent Sea Squirt

Ciona savignyi

Urochordata: Ascidiacea

From dock pilings off Shellmaker Island, Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 7/12/11. © Peter J. Bryant

Exotic and invasive species, native to Japan. First discovered locally in 1985 at Long Beach Harbor, CA.

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