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Phylum Chordata | Subphylum Tunicata/Urochordata | Class Ascidiacea
Jelly sea squirt
Ascidia gemmata*
Family Ascidiidae
updated Nov 2019
Where seen? These translucent jelly-like animal is sometimes seen under stones on our Northern shores .

Features:
2-3cm. A smooth translucent blob stuck under a stone, usually alone. One opening is ringed with a fine circular red line and fine red bars.

Changi, Jul 10

*Species are difficult to positively identify without examination of internal parts.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Jelly ascidians on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores


Punggol, Nov 20
Photo by Vincent Choo on facebook.

Pasir Ris Park, Oct 09
Photo by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.
 


Changi, Aug 20

Photo by Vincent Choo on facebook.
 


Beting Bronok, Jul 20
Photo by Vincent Choo on facebook.

Pulau Sekudu, Jun 14
Photo by Rene Ong on facebook.


East Coast Park (B), Jun 21
Photo by Vincent Choo on facebook.
   


Sentosa Tg Rimau, Apr 21
Photo by Vincent Choo on facebook.

Terumbu Bemban, May 21
Photo by Vincent Choo on facebook.
 

Links

  • Ascidia gemmata on The Biodiversity of Singapore website of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.
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