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Reef tunicate
Rhopalaea abdominalis
(Sluiter, 1898)

Description:
Solitary tunicate, lavender to dark purple or brown. Tunic heavy and thick, siphons obvious, but not protruding.

Habitat:
Inhabit coral reefs. Hide most of the body in tight crevices or holes, exposing only the upper part of the body and siphons. Found till depths of 25 m.

Distribution:
Occasional South Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Reef tunicate (Rhopalaea abdominalis)