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SEA SQUIRTS (Ascidiacea)
Biodiversity > Marine Life > Sea squirts

Ascidians may be solitary or colonial. They feed by pumping water through the body and sieving out small food particles. Most ascidians are hermaphrodites, and either release eggs and sperm for external fertilisation, or the eggs are fertilised internally by sperm drawn into the body. Ascidian larvae are small and have a 'tadpole' shape, and swim freely for a few hours before settling to form an adult.

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