Thaliacea | Salpida
Kott, P. 2005. (Ref. 1134)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1610)
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 182 m (Ref. 3475)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 13°C - 24°C (Ref. 1134)
Northern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific.
Marine, planktonic (Ref. 1134). Exhibits vertical migration (Ref. 3482). Members of the order Salpida includes clonal and sexual phases in its life cycle. Life cycle: The oozooid holds in its stolon the buds and blastozooids, each containing an egg. The blastozooid becomes a brood sac for the fertilized egg which later breaks free as a young zooid (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)