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Styela plicata   (Lesueur, 1823)

pleated sea squirt

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

Ascidiacea | Pleurogona | Styelidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lambert, C.C. and G. Lambert. 1998. (Ref. 2268)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2268)

Environment

Benthic; brackish

Climate / Range

Tropical; 65°N - 10°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Cosmopolitan.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Assumed maximum total length from Ref. 2268. Tolerate brackish and polluted waters (Ref. 1134). Solitary and found in mangroves (Ref. 1757); some are recorded on piers and pilings (Ref. 86424). Clumped on the sides and bottom of the floats (Ref. 2268). Known as a benthic species (Ref. 85347). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown