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Ecteinascidia turbinata   Herdman, 1880

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Ascidiacea | Enterogona | Perophoridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

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Environment

Sessile; brackish; depth range 10 - ? m (Ref. 415)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Cosmopolitan.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is known to be sensitive to changes in water salinity wherein heavy mortality is observed in low salinity conditions (Ref. 86424). This species was found to contain important pharmacological properties for anti-tumor activity (Ref. 86358). Found on coral reefs. The zooids in the colony are clavate and united at their bases (Ref. 415); they are closely packed and are massive in size, often in hundreds (Ref. 86358). Found on mangrove lagoons (Ref. 1758). Members of the class Ascidiacea are hermaphroditic; both cross- and self-fertilization is typical. Life cycle: Eggs develop into lecithotrophic larva before metamorphosing into benthic adults (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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