Sidneoides tamaramae Click to enlarge image
Tamarama Sea Squirt, Sidneoides tamaramae Image: Dr Isobel Bennett
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    tamaramae
    Genus
    Sidneoides
    Subphylum
    Tunicata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    height: 3 cm - 5 cm; width: 5 mm - 10 mm

Introduction

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.

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.