sea squirts & salps

The 'vertebrates' that look like invertebrates across the Indo-Pacific tropical coral reefs...

Phylum Chordata

Class Ascidiacea

Family Styelidae

Polycarpa aurata. 'Gilded/Oxheart/Goldmouth/Ink Spot/ Yellow & Purple Ascidian/Sea Squirt'. One of the most obvious and commonly seen sea squirts on coral reefs (Rajah Ampat, Indonesia).

Class Thaliacea, 'Salps'

Family Salpidae

A salp chain, (Panagsama, Philippines).

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