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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.


Tough orange tunicate (Metandrocarpa dura)

Location (General):

Monterey Bay

Date taken:

September, 21 2003

Photo credit:

Steve Lonhart / NOAA MBNMS

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