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

©Lyle Vail: Polycarpa clavata at Snake Pit near Lizard Island

©Lyle Vail: Polycarpa clavata at Cod Hole near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Ascidiacea
Order Stolidobranchia
Family Styelidae
Genus Polycarpa
Species Polycarpa clavata



Distinguishing features

A large, golden yellow solitary tunicate.


  • Up to 20 cm (Length of specimen)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Snake Pit near Lizard Island: Common
  • Lizard Island: No records of this species from Lizard Island Group

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