species: Polycarpa pigmentata in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Polycarpa pigmentata

©Barbara Banks: Polycarpa pigmentata at Lizard Island lagoon

©Anne Hoggett: Polycarpa pigmentata at Lizard Island showing blue siphon linings

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



Distinguishing features

A wrinkled leathery body covered with other organisms. A pair of siphons with distinctive blue lining.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Common on reef slopes

Web resources


  • Mather, P. and I. Bennett (1993). A Coral Reef Handbook: A guide to the geology, flora and fauna of the Great Barrier Reef Surrey Beatty and Sons Pty Ltd, Chipping Norton NSW. ISBN: 0-949324-47-7.