cunjevoi


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cunjevoi

(ˈkʌndʒɪˌvɔɪ)
n
1. (Plants) an aroid plant, Alocasia macrorrhiza, of tropical Asia and Australia, cultivated for its edible rhizome
2. (Animals) a sea squirt
[C19: from a native Australian language]
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The radioles are capable of filtering an enormous amount of water every hour, and as suspension feeders their key ecological role appears to be the provision of competition for other filter and suspension feeders, such as sponges and cunjevoi (sea squirts), which are both very common throughout the marine sanctuary.
Dispersed groups were often seen feeding along the shoreline at low tide, among weedy rocks and over beds of cunjevoi Pyura sp.