Kōrero: Marine animals without backbones

Sea tulips (3 o 3)

Sea tulips

Commonly found growing alongside bladder kelp around the South Island and Chatham Islands, these stalked sea squirts are known as sea tulips or kāeo (Boltenia pachydermatina). Their wrinkly, purple bodies are attached to a long tough stalk. Large specimens can be 1 metre long.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10050224
Photograph by K. R. Grange

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Dennis Gordon and Maggy Wassilieff, 'Marine animals without backbones - Tunicates: sea squirts, salps and appendicularians', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5869/sea-tulips (accessed 26 February 2024)

He kōrero nā Dennis Gordon and Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006