Kunstformen der Natur, 1904
The 85th plate, illustrating Ascidiacea, from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms of Nature).
1. Cynthia melocactus
2. Cynthia melocactus
3. Cynthia melocactus
4. Molgula tubulosa
5. Sidnyum elegans, =Fragarium elegans
6. Polyclinum constellatum
7. Polyclinum constellatum
8. Synoecum turgens
9. Botryllus schlosseri =Botryllus polycyclus
10. Botryllus rubigo
11. Botryllus marionis
12. Botryllus helleborus
13. Polycyclus cyaneus
Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (February 16, 1834 – August 9, 1919), also written von Haeckel, was an eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including phylum, phylogeny, ecology and the kingdom Protista.
Ascidiacea (commonly known as ascidians or sea squirts) is a class in the Urochordata subphylum of sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders. Ascidians are characterized by a tough outer "tunic" made of the polysaccharide tunicin, as compared to other tunicates which are less rigid.
Ascidians are found all over the world, usually in shallow water with salinities over 2.5%. While members of the Thaliacea and Larvacea swim freely like plankton, sea squirts are sessile animals: they remain firmly attached to substrata such as rocks and shells.
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