‘*’ = pest species
St Helens Boat Ramp. Funky tentacles.
Orange/purple colour. Suspect this may be Botrylloides Leachii as the zooids have two holes. Have seen twice at St Helens beach. The colony was smaller when I previously saw it.
Have seen four colour variations of this. See more at my Botrylloides/Botryllus page.
Shape looks like Botrylloides Violaceus. Have never seen one that looks like this before. Could possible be due to size.
Orange seems to be darker than others I have seen.
Found at St Helens Boat Ramp.
Have seen other types here.
Red colouration with what looks like open zooids.
Have only found/seen once. Haven’t seen any other types here.
Appears to have taken over in several locations in the marina section. Common in areas where I often find Botrylloides/Botryllus species.
Have found this twice.
Appears to be a lot of them attached to the floating pontoons. Not 100% sure of ID.
I think I’ve captured this in the background of a number of photos.
Potentially Styela Canopus, but photo quality is good enough. Outside looks more leathery and has the four compass points.
Fine short fringe around the siphon rim.
The siphons have four double rows of brown stripes.
Greenish colouring around siphon.
Almost sea through. Siphons have an interesting shape.
We only see the shrimp at night. They love hiding in the areas with lots of marine plants.
Red handed shrimp.
Mediterranean Fanworm. Lots in this location
Nereididae worm; epitoke.
Paridotea sea centipede