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Image number: RS.9855
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‘Ascidiae’ [sea squirts]

Date

1899

Creator

Adolf Giltsch (1852-1911, German), Lithographer

After

Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919, German), Biologist

Object type

Library reference

42553

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 357mm
width (print): 279mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Fourteen figures of ascidians, or sea squirts, marine filter-feeders.

Figures 1-3 Cynthia melocactus, including ‘mouth’ and bisected views. Figure 4 Molgula tubulosa. Figure 5 Fragarium elegans. Figures 6-7 Polyclinum constellatum. Figure 8 Synoecum turgens. Figure 9 Botryllus polycyclus. Figure 10 Botryllus rubigo. 11 Botryllus marionis. Figure 12 Botryllus helleborus. Figure 13 Polycyclus cyaneus. Figure 14 Botrylloides purpureus. Plate 85 from the book Kunstformen der natur by Ernst Haeckel (Leipzig, Wien, Bibliographische Institut, 1899-1904).

Associated place

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