Thaliacea | Salpida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; depth range 200 - 1839 m (Ref. 3517). Tropical
Eastern Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Exhibits vertical migration (Ref. 3482); from near the surface to depths of at least 400 to 800 m (Ref. 3517).
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.
Madin, L.P., P. Kremer and S. Hacker. 1996. (Ref. 3482)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 0.4 - 13.7, mean 7.9 (based on 287 cells).