Animal Species:Tamarama Sea Squirt

The Tamarama Sea Squirt forms colonies on Sydney's rocky shores around the low-tide mark, and their stalked lobes are usually covered with sand.

Tamarama Sea Squirt

Dr Isobel Bennett © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Tamarama Sea Squirt

Size range

height: 3 cm - 5 cm; width: 5 mm - 10 mm

Habitat

Tamarama Sea Squirts live on intertidal rocky shores.

Other behaviours and adaptations

This species was first discovered in Sydney in 1909 and was named after Tamarama Bay where they were found.

Classification

Species:
tamaramae
Genus:
Sidneoides
Subphylum:
Tunicata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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