| Subphylum Tunicata/Urochordata | Class Ascidiacea
animal is sometimes seen on hard surfaces in shady places (overhang
of boulders, under jetties on pilings) on our Northern shores near
the mid-water mark,
as well as on coral rubble among sponges.
in diameter. Irregular rubbery layers with many tiny well-spaced holes
and a few large holes. When in water, inflates into more rounded shapes.
In various shades of white, pink, lilac and orange. Out of water,
it is deflated and appears to be a 'melted' or slimy layer.
East Coast Park, Jun 09
Changi, Aug 14
Terumbu Pempang Laut, Aug 10
are difficult to positively identify without examination of internal parts.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
slime ascidians on Singapore shores