Appendicularia | Copelata
Environment / Climate / Range
Pelagic; depth range 200 - 2000 m (Ref. 1134). Subtropical; 35°N - 35°S (Ref. 2376)
Atlantic and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Marine, planktonic; rare, in vertical hauls from 2000 to 200 m (Ref. 1134). Found at depths of 100 to 500 m (Ref. 2376). Members of the class Appendicularia are protandrous hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Eggs develop into hatchlings (feeding juveniles) before turning into adults (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the class Appendicularia are protandrous hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Eggs develop into hatchlings (feeding juveniles) before turning into adults.
Kott, P. 2005. (Ref. 1134)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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