|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Keith Hiscock - Molgula manhattensis dominated seabed, Middle Channel Rocks, entrance to Milford Haven. Image width ca 50 cm.
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Molgula manhattensis 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||Distributed all around Britain and Ireland but no records from the east basin of the Irish Sea.|
|Habitat information||Attached to bedrock, boulders, stones and shells in the littoral and sublittoral to depths of 90 m. Molgula manhattensis is found especially in ports and harbours.|
|Description||A rounded solitary ascidian about 1-3 cm across that often occurs in dense clusters. The colour is grey or greenish-blue and the test is covered with fibrils that may or may not be attached with sand grains, shell fragments etc.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Dr Keith Hiscock 2008. Molgula manhattensis. Sea grapes. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=3823>