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Styela is a simple ascidian with a hard tunic and small granular tubercles on and about the papillae bearing the apertures. It is brownish or yellow in color, and up to 25 mm. in length. Occasionally, the animals are found in groups although, as noted above, the form is not a colonial one. They are quite common around Woods Hole, Mass.


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