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Clavelina sp.

Posted on 06 February 2013 by Nazca admin

Ascidians are the natural prey of a wide variety of organisms, such as molluscs, crustaceans, and sea stars. As a defense mechanism, many species sequester high concentrations of vanadium in their bodily fluids, which is toxic for most potential predators. In some parts of the world, such as Japan, Korea and Chile, they are also consumed by humans.

 

 

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