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Mangrove tunicate (Ecteinascidia turbinata), in a cymodocea seagrass, off the lagoon of Ain Ghazalah, Libya. An antitumor agent, trabectedin, comes from this social ascidia.

© Mathieu Foulquié / Biosphoto

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Image size: 3755x2499 pixels (12.5"x8.3" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2010-09-22

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Wild animal / Tunicate / Ascidie / Ascidian / Sea squirt / Mangrove tunicate (Ecteinascidia turbinata)

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic plant

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species


Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Least Concern (IUCN) LC

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom

Matter (substance) / Mineral matter / Sand

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom / Sedimentary bottom

World sea and ocean / Mediterranean Sea

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom / Seagrass

Area / Marine area / Sea / Temperate sea

Africa / North Africa / Great Maghreb / Libya

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Flora / Najadales order / Cymodoceaceae family / Slender Seagrass (Cymodocea nodosa)

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Archaeplastida / Chlorobionta / Embryophyta / Tracheophyta / Spermatophyta / Phanerogamae / Angiospermae / Monocotyledoneae / Najadales / Cymodoceaceae / Cymodocea

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Urochordata / Ascidiacea / Ecteinascidia

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