Ascidiacea | Enterogona
Environment / Climate / Range
Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 3 m. Tropical
Indo-West Pacific, Southeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: tropical and subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 1.2 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 338)
It has a height of 0.8 to 1.2 cm (Ref. 338). Identified as a possible Lessepsian migrant, present at least in Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean (Ref. 85347). Habitat: Occurs in reef areas with a depth of 1 to 3 m where conditions of low light intensity prevail. Diet: diatoms Navicula, Nitzschia and Thalassiosira, and dinoflagellates Protoperidinium and Triceratium. Life span: 60 days (Ref. 338). Reproduction: Within 12 hours of release, tadpole-like larvae attach to surfaces by three anterior suckers. The tadpoles then develop and metamorphose into juvenile filter feeders within 24 hours (Ref. 338).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Reproduction: Within 12 hours of release, tadpole-like larvae attach to surfaces by three anterior suckers. The tadpoles then develop and metamorphose into juvenile filter feeders within 24 hours (Ref. 338).
Chavanich, S., P. Koeysin, V. Viyakarn, S. Piyatiratitivorakul, P. Menasveta, K. Suwanborirux and S. Poovachiranon. 2005. (Ref. 338)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 17.7 - 29.3, mean 27.5 (based on 1196 cells).