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Ecteinascidia thurstoni   Herdman, 1906


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Ecteinascidia thurstoni   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Ascidiacea | Enterogona | Perophoridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Chavanich, S., P. Koeysin, V. Viyakarn, S. Piyatiratitivorakul, P. Menasveta, K. Suwanborirux and S. Poovachiranon. 2005. (Ref. 338)

Size / Weight / Age

Common length : 1.2 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 338)

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 3 m

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific, Southeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: tropical and subtropical.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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