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Cunjevoi

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Scientific name
Pyura stolonifera
Common name
Cunjevoi
Life on the Edge
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Group
Ascidians
Where to find
Lower intertidal rocky shores
Description

Cunjevoi have green-brown bodies, as wide as high, with two round openings in the top. Each individual often supports a variety of epiphytic organisms growing on their surfaces. Up to 8 cm wide

Looking much like a rock with some growth these larger ascidians can be found on the lower edge of the reef. They can often be seen after waves crash over them as they squirt jets of water into the air. They feed on detritus and plankton.

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