Lightbulb Sea Squirt

Lightbulb Sea Squirt

The lightbulb sea squirt (Clavelina lepadiformis) is a species of sea squirt which has a fairly widespread distribution all around the coastlines of the UK and the rest of Europe. They grow to a maximum length of around 3cm and are often found together in groups or small colonies. Like all sea squirt species they are filter feeders and take microscopic food particles which flow past them in the tide. The name lightbulb comes from the fact that this species has yellow and white internal organs which are visible through its translucent body and make this species look like they glow.

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