- Dense colonies that are soft, gelatinous and translucent;
- Forms fragile crusts which are hard to remove without tearing;
- Colour : darkish grey;
- Openings sometimes spotted with white dots.
Diplosoma may resemble certain types of sponges, but their texture is gelatinous rather than spongy.
Diplosoma may also be mistaken for Alcionidium, but this native bryozoan does not have the characteristic openings of tunicates.
ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTSSee the impacts of the tunicates
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