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Phylum Chordata | Subphylum Tunicata/Urochordata | Class Ascidiacea
Orange-spotted ascidians
awaiting identification*
updated Mar 2020
Where seen? These small blobs with bright orange spots are sometimes seen on some of our shores.

Colony about 5-8cm in diameter. Rubbery blobs found near seagrasses. Dark blue background with bright orange spots arranged in petal-like shapes.

Sentosa, Nov 11

Cyrene Reef, Jun 12

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

Orange-spotted ascidians on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Tanah Merah, Dec 12
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Lazarus, Nov 20
Photo shared by Vincent Choo on facebook.

Pulau Semakau, Aug 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Beting Bemban Besar, Mar 20
Photo shared by Shawne Goh on facebook.
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