Ascidiella aspersa Müller, 1776
Ascidiella aspersa is a solitary tunicate. It is oval-shaped, wider near the base and narrower at the top where the two siphons protrude, the oral siphon extends off the top and the atrial siphon extends off the side about a third of the way down the body. It grows up to 130 mm long and is usually attached on the posterior left side. The siphons are short and conical (cone-shaped) and ridged with 8-10 branchial lobes and six atrial lobes. Papillae are scattered over the body surface, especially on the right side and near the apertures. The test (outer covering) is firm but thin, rough and gristly, gray, black or brownish in color, and often with attached debris (Kott 1985, MarLin 2006).