Compound Ascidians

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“The compound ascidians, or Botryllidae, are united togetyher by the coalescence of of their mantles, so as to form a leathery or gelatinous mass, ususally attached to stones or sea-weed; in this the seperate animals are imbedded round a common canal, many of them being adorned with beautiful colors, and these masses are of an almost infinte variety of forms.” — Goodrich, 1859


S. G. Goodrich Animal Kingdom Illustrated Vol 2 (New York, NY: Derby & Jackson, 1859)


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