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Painted tunicate
Clavelina picta
(Verrill, 1900)

Description:
Zooids up to 2 cm, transparent and often shaded with white, red or purple. Siphons rims and internal body parts are typically carmine to purple, although there may be some variations. The zooids are jointed at their bases through stolons.

Habitat:
Inhabit reefs and walls. Grow in clusters ranging from a few to many individuals. Often attached to gorgonians, black corals and sponges. Down to 35 m.

Distribution:
Common to occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Painted tunicate (Clavelina picta)