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Marine Pests

Pyura

1.5 - 6cm, 3 - 5cm diameter

Scientific Name: Pyura doppelgangera
Has been detected growing on rocks in a number of locations in the far north of Northland. It has a hard, sac-like body with brown or reddish-brown leathery skin, often incorporating sand and shell fragments.

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Impact 
  • Forms dense populations or mats, and can survive over a wide geographical range
  • Could displace important native New Zealand species, including greenshell mussels

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