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polycarpa sp.. Commonly called the Thumbs-up Sea squirt...
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Image #: DSC_0705-70001
Species: polycarpa sp.
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Description: Commonly called the Thumbs-up Sea squirt, polycarpa are also known as tunicates or ascidians. The thumb-like parts are its siphons, one for incoming water and the other for outgoing, between which this invertebrate filter its food (plankton etc). (id. and info. by Serina Rahman).