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

©Anne Hoggett: Polycarpa aurata at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Polycarpa aurata at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Ascidiacea
Order Stolidobranchia
Family Styelidae
Genus Polycarpa
Species Polycarpa aurata



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Common and conspicuous

Web resources


  • Allen, G.R. and R. Steene (1994). Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide Tropical Reef Research, Singapore. ISBN: 981-00-5687-7.
  • Bakus, G.J. (1981). Chemical defense mechanisms on the Great Barrier Reef, Science, 211: 497-499. LIRS catalog number 41.
  • Hawkins, C.J., G.A. James, D.L. Parry, J.H. Swinehart and A.L. Wood (1983). Intracellular acidity in the ascidian, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 76B-3: 559-565. LIRS catalog number 110.
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