Flat tunicate GALLERY

Botrylloides nigrum

The bright orange or red color of these Flat tunicate s makes them easy to spot. ( If you are looking closely for very small things)They grow almost anywhere, on turtle grass, on top of decorator crabs, under ledges, and amid algae covered rocks. Found at 2 feet and deeper.

Flat tunicate
						
 - Botrylloides nigrum - USVI Caribbean
Flat tunicate
						
 - Botrylloides nigrum - USVI Caribbean
Flat tunicate
						
 - Botrylloides nigrum - USVI Caribbean
Flat tunicate
						
 - Botrylloides nigrum - USVI Caribbean
Flat tunicate
						
 - Botrylloides nigrum - USVI Caribbean
Flat tunicate
						
 - Botrylloides nigrum - USVI Caribbean
Flat tunicate
						
 - Botrylloides nigrum - USVI Caribbean
Flat tunicate
						
 - Botrylloides nigrum - USVI Caribbean
Flat Trunicats on Decorator Crab Flat tunicate
						
 - Botrylloides nigrum - USVI Caribbean
On top of a  tiny  Decorator Crab (see the eye-stalks?)
Flat tunicate
						
 - Botrylloides nigrum - USVI Caribbean
Flat tunicate
						
 - Botrylloides nigrum - USVI Caribbean
Flat tunicate
						
 - Botrylloides nigrum - USVI Caribbean