Ascidiacea | Enterogona
Chavanich, S., P. Koeysin, V. Viyakarn, S. Piyatiratitivorakul, P. Menasveta, K. Suwanborirux and S. Poovachiranon. 2005. (Ref. 338)
Size / Weight / Age
Common length : 1.2 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 338)
Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 3 m
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific, Southeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: tropical and subtropical.
It has a height of 0.8 to 1.2 cm (Ref. 338). Identified as a possible Lessepsian migrant, present at least in Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean (Ref. 85347). Habitat: Occurs in reef areas with a depth of 1 to 3 m where conditions of low light intensity prevail. Diet: diatoms Navicula, Nitzschia and Thalassiosira, and dinoflagellates Protoperidinium and Triceratium. Life span: 60 days (Ref. 338). Reproduction: Within 12 hours of release, tadpole-like larvae attach to surfaces by three anterior suckers. The tadpoles then develop and metamorphose into juvenile filter feeders within 24 hours (Ref. 338).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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