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Family Didemnidae

Trididemnum solidum

(Van Name, 1902)

Sea Squirt

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Mexico.

Natural Environment: Inhabits, in sheet form, mangrove roots, sponges, small coral animals and other hardpan substrates in shallow coastal waters.

Aquarium Suitability: Not collected for the home aquarium trade.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Chordata

    Class: Ascidiacea

    Order: Aplousobranchia

    Family: Didemnidae

    Genus: Trididemnum

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

 Trididemnum solidum (Sea Squirt)
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