Thaliacea | Salpida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 182 m (Ref. 3475). Tropical
Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1610)
Marine, planktonic (Ref. 1134). Exhibits vertical migration (Ref. 3482). Found at depths to 150 m (Ref. 2376).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Salpida includes clonal and sexual phases in its life cycle. Life cycle: The oozooid holds in its stolon the buds and blastozooids, each containing an egg. The blastozooid becomes a brood sac for the fertilized egg which later breaks free as a young zooid.
Kott, P. 2005. (Ref. 1134)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 13.7 - 29, mean 26.4 (based on 3942 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).