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Botryllus schlosseri   (Pallas, 1766)

golden star tunicate

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Botryllus schlosseri   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Ascidiacea | Pleurogona | Styelidae
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Main reference
Jagerskiold, L.A. 1971. (Ref. 1369)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1603)

Environment
Sessile; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 1603)

Climate / Range
Temperate; 71°N - 38°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution
Cosmopolitan.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Assumed maximum total length of zooids from Ref. 1603, 2268. Width of encrusting colonies is 10 cm (Ref. 7726). Attached to hard substrata; mainly in shallow water but occasionally to depths of several hundred meters (Ref. 1603). Common encrusting form in shallow subtidal waters on hard surfaces, and covers algae (Ref. 7726). Trophic level: 1.4-1.8; filter-feeder (Ref. 96418). 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




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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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