Ascidiacea | Pleurogona
Monniot, C. 2002. (Ref. 1733)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1754)
Sessile; brackish; depth range 7 - 100 m (Ref. 1733)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean: Sub Antarctic Region, East South America, Pantropical, throughout the Caribbean. Tropical and subtropical.
Identified as a possible Lessepsian migrant, present at least in Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean (Ref. 85347). Found at depths up to 100 m (Ref. 1134). Occurs in shallow water reefal and littoral habitats (Ref. 1754); on soft sediments and among Thalassia and less common on the peat bank and mangrove roots (Ref. 1758, 86424); and lives on ship hulls (Ref. 2673). 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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)