APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Ascidiella aspersa (Müller, 1776) - Fluted or Dirty sea squirt (Tunicate images)
Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- on marina pontoon 1

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- on marina pontoon 2

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- on marina pontoon 3

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- siphon 1

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- siphon 2

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- out of water 1

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- out of water 2

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- out of water 3

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- out of water 4

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- under middleshore rock 1

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- under middleshore rock 2

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- on granite mooring 1

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- on granite mooring 2

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- on granite mooring 3

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- on granite mooring 4

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- on granite mooring 5

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- on granite mooring 6

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- juvenile / lowershore 1

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- juvenile / lowershore 2

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- vascular ampullae / bulbs 1

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- vascular ampullae / bulbs 2

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- vascular ampullae / bulbs 3

Images of juvenile taken on lowershore, south-east of Newlyn Harbour. Adult images taken on the Fal Estuary at Loe Beach, Feock, Cornwall. Animals were found on the sides of granite mooring blocks that had recently been placed on the beach. Also found at various other locations which include, Albert Reef, Penzance and Carnsew Pool, Hayle, Cornwall.

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- egg under microscope 1

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- egg under microscope with phase contrast 1

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- egg under microscope with phase contrast 2

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- tadpole larva 1

Fluted or Dirty sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
- tadpole larva 2

The eggs and tadpole larva above were extracted from an Ascidiella aspersa found on pontoons at Newlyn Marina, Mewlyn, Cornwall, 02.11.18.

Scientific and European Names:
Ascidiella aspersa, Fluted sea squirt, Dirty sea squirt, Ruwe Zakpijp, Vuilwitte Zakpijp, Ascidie Sale, Spritz-Ascidie.

Ascidiella aspersa Fluted or Dirty sea squirt Tunicate Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.