BIOTIC Species Information for Clavelina lepadiformis
Researched byKaren Riley Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Xavier Turon
Scientific nameClavelina lepadiformis Common nameLight bulb sea squirt
MCS CodeZD6 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumChordata SubphylumTunicata
Superclass ClassAscidiacea
Subclass OrderEnterogona
SuborderAplousobranchiata FamilyClavelinidae
GenusClavelina Specieslepadiformis

Additional InformationThe light bulb sea squirt attaches itself to rocks, stones and seaweed in the sublittoral, down to a depth of about 50 m. Individual zooids are small in spring growing to full size by about the end of May in Britain.
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Knight-Jones & Ryland, 1995, Fish & Fish, 1996, Picton & Costello, 1998,
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