Thaliacea | Salpida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 198 m (Ref. 3475). Tropical
Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Marine, planktonic; common in most temperate waters (Ref. 1134). Exhibits vertical migration (Ref. 3482).
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
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 6.3 - 27.1, mean 13.9 (based on 2078 cells).