Sea Squirts: Ascidiacea
No Common Name (botryllus Schlosseri): Species Accounts
Physical characteristics: Botryllus schlosseri sea squirts live in flat colonies on rocks or algae. The colonies reach a width of about 4 inches (10 centimeters). Systems of individual sea squirts are embedded in a soft, slimy dark brown sheet in circular patterns that look like daisies. The system's common opening looks like the center of the flower. The individual sea squirts have a white or yellow stripe on top.
Geographic range: Botryllus schlosseri (abbreviated to B. schlosseri) sea squirts live on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Habitat: B. schlosseri sea squirts live in shallow water on rocks, shells, and algae.
Diet: B. schlosseri sea squirts eat nutrient particles they strain from the water flowing through them.
Behavior and reproduction: B. schlosseri sea squirts attach themselves to the surface on which they live. Fertilization and the development of larvae take place within the colony.
Botryllus schlosseri and people: B. schlosseri sea squirts have no known importance to people.
Conservation status: B. schlosseri sea squirts are not considered threatened or endangered. ∎
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