|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Hilmar Hinz - Ascidiella scabra. Image width ca XX cm.
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Ascidiella scabra is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Dr Keith Hiscock||Refereed by:||This information is not refereed.|
|Phylum||Chordata||Sea squirts, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals|
|Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland||Present all around Britain and Ireland.|
|Habitat information||Present attached to natural and artificial hard substrata. Also present attached to algae such as Fucus serratus and on kelp stipes. Lindsay and Thompson (1930) suggested a depth range of 5-300 m although records from fucoid algae indicate intertidal occurrence.|
|Description||Ascidiella scabra is a small solitary ascidian (usually <4cm long) with an ovate body and anterior siphons separated by a distance about one quarter the body length. The test is semi-transparent and usually tinged red.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Dr Keith Hiscock 2006. Ascidiella scabra. A sea squirt. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 22/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=2628>