Individual blastozooid from a string.


Thalia rhomboides

Thanks to kayakers Joanne and Doug Schwartz, who found these animals off the coast of Orange County, CA. and helped with the photography.
Photographs © Peter J. Bryant

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Tunicata: Thaliacea

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String of blastozooids. Video (Joanne Schwartz, producer)

Individual oozooid.

Individual oozooid. Many of the internal body parts are visible in these largely transparent animals.

Individual oozooid.

Individual oozooid.