Colonial ascidian. The zooid is oval or egg-shaped and sits on a thick stalk, with translucent walls, and a pale blue, violet or darker blue color.
Unassessed by the IUCN Red list. Uncommon species from the Indo-West Pacific.
They can be found in the Indo-West Pacific, in Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia. They grow in clusters, on dead coral or hard substrates, often under overhangs, in a depth range of 3-113 meters.
Members of the class Ascidians are hermaphroditic (both male and female simultaneously. Both cross- and self-fertilization is typical. Eggs develop into lecithotrophic larva before metamorphosing into benthic adults.
Up t0 2,5cm.
They filter plankton by pumping water through their body, filtering out food particles as it passes.