Friday, 29 July 2016

Red sea squirt - Halocynthia papillosa (Gunnerus, 1765) - Cyprus

Halocyntia papillosa, also known as the red sea squirt is a sea peach or sea squirt, a species of tunicate.

This species occurs at depths of 2 to 100 metres It attaches itself to rocks and overhangs, or among Posidonia. It can be found in the Northeast Atlantic, Western Pacific, along the Portuguese coast, and the Mediterranean.

Halocynthia papillosa is usually about 10 cm high but can reach 20 cm. It can contract when disturbed

Underwater photos 21mts deep,Zenobia wreck Larnaca 28.07.2016 by Costas Constantinou

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