Aplidium clivosum

Aplidium clivosum
map Distribution

Size: Colony size to 15+ cm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters

Habitat: Rocky reef on rock walls. Jetty pylons

Depth: Subtidal to 7+ metres

Aplidium clivosum

This colonial ascidian attaches to rock, and is pale pink to bright red in colour. Its systems consist of a protruding cloacal aperture in a depression lined with branchial apertures. Between these depressions are raised ridges that are almost always covered by a thick layer of sand.