Distaplia cylindrica (Lesson, 1830)
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Distaplia cylindrica
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Holozoidae ()
Max. size:  8 cm COLD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 0 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic, Southeast Pacific and the Antarctic: From Antarctica to South America.
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 3373. Colony is up to 700 cm long and 8 cm in diameter (Ref. 3373). Found on soft bottom substrates, weakly attached to mud, and on moraine deposits at a depth of 30 m (Ref. 1753), and even on rocky bottoms and prefer areas with a little current when they reach a considerable height (Ref. 87801).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
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