APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Styela clava Herdman, 1881 - Leathery or Folded sea squirt (Tunicate images)
Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- under rock on lowershore 1

Specimen above was found under a rock on the lowershore in front of Newlyn Green, Newlyn, Cornwall, 12.11.18.

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- in container 1

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- siphon 1

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- siphon 2

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- siphon 3

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- siphon 4

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- out of water 1

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- out of water 2

Specimens above were all found growing on pontoons at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, over a number of years.

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- on stone 1

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- close-up 1

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- close-up 2

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- close-up 3

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- on stone 2

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- close-up 4

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- close-up 5

Leathery sea squirt
Styela clava
- close-up 6

Animals found at extreme low tides in river estaries and sheltered parts of the coast. May also be accidentally caught on rod and line when fishing. Images taken at Batten Bay, Plymouth, Devon; River Tamar, Saltash, Cornwall; and on the River Fal at Loe Beach, Feock, Cornwall.

Scientific and European Names:
Styela clava, Leathery Sea Squirt, Rough Sea Squirt, Folded Sea Squirt, Chwistrell for arw, Japanse Zakpijp, Knotszakpijp, Ascidie plissee, Falten Ascidie.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Styela clava Leathery Sea Squirt Sea Squirt Tunicate Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.