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This species is a simple, solitary ascidian, with a tough outer covering or tunic. The body is subglobose in shape, measures < 2 cm in length, and attaches to substrate at its base. The oral and atrial siphons are positioned anteriorly, and the short tips are ringed in alternating light and dark stripes. The tunic is thin and leathery, with distinct warts. Overall colour is usually reddish brown.

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Source: Marine Invaders of the NE Pacific

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