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Phoronopsis californica   Hilton, 1930

California phoronid
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Not assigned | Not assigned | Not assigned

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Emig, C.C. and C. de Mittelwihr. 2005. (Ref. 1)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 4.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)

Environment

Demersal; depth range 0 - 35 m (Ref. 865)

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Central Pacific: USA.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is found on soft bottoms from the low intertidal to a depth of 35 meters (Ref. 865). Members of the phylum Phoronida are mostly hermaphroditic. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming planktotrophic actinotrocha larvae which later sinks to the bottom and metamorphose 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

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown