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ImageMetandrocarpa dura is a social tunicate, more densely packed than its close relative M. taylori. It is often growing on large algae or the stipe of kelps like Pterygophora.

Species:

Tough orange tunicate (Metandrocarpa dura)

Location (General):

Monterey Bay

Date taken:

September, 21 2003

Photo credit:

Steve Lonhart / NOAA MBNMS

File name: SIL_092103_0147.jpg