Tentaculata | Lobata
Environment / Climate / Range
Pelagic; depth range 200 - 1000 m (Ref. 2376). Tropical
Western Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Eastern Pacific: Canada and USA.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 1610)
Individuals hang motionless and swim by flapping its lobes together similar to a frog kick; feeds on copepods, amphipods and euphausiids; consumes less oxygen compared to other ctenophores (Ref. 2376). Members of the phylum Ctenophora are hermaphroditic. Life cycle: Eggs develop into planktonic juveniles called cydippid and later gradually adopt the form of adults (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the phylum Ctenophora are hermaphroditic. Life cycle: Eggs develop into planktonic juveniles called cydippid and later gradually adopt the form of adults.
Haddock, S.H.D. and J.F. Case. 1999. (Ref. 1606)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)