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This solitary ascidian is very inconspicuous and is usually overlooked. It is spherical in shape and covered with branched hairs which are very characteristic. It is brown in colour and usually covered with silt, which is trapped by the hairs. The siphons are short, and may be marked with red. Typically 10mm in diameter. No other species has the distinctive hairs on the test.


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Source: Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland

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