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Reef tunicate
Rhopalaea abdominalis
(Sluiter, 1898)

Solitary tunicate, lavender to dark purple or brown. Tunic heavy and thick, siphons obvious, but not protruding.

Inhabit coral reefs. Hide most of the body in tight crevices or holes, exposing only the upper part of the body and siphons. Found till depths of 25 m.

Occasional South Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Reef tunicate (Rhopalaea abdominalis)