species: Polycarpa nigricans in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Polycarpa nigricans

©Anne Hoggett: Polycarpa nigricans is a solitary ascidian in which individuals often settle closely together, giving the appearance of a colony. These are on the northern side of Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Ascidiacea
Order Stolidobranchia
Family Styelidae
Genus Polycarpa
Species Polycarpa nigricans



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Hutchings, P.A., M. Kingsford and O. Hoegh-Guldberg (2019). The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management: Second edition CSIRO Publishing, Australia.

Other references

  • Kott, P. (1985). The Australian Ascidiacea. Part 1, Phlebobranchia and Stolidobranchia, Memoirs of The Queensland Museum, 23: 1-439.