Vase Tunicate (Ciona Intestinalis)

Latin name: Ciona intestinalis
Common name: Vase tunicate
Class: Ascidiacea
Family: Cionidae
Genus: Ciona

Distribution: Mediterranean, Atlantic, North Sea, West Baltic, English Channel.

Habitat: This solitary sea squirt grows on rocks, stones and seaweeds from shallow waters down to 500 metres.

Size: Up to 12cm.

Shape: Cylindrical and rectangle body.

Colour: Translucent, light colours.