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Ecteinascidia turbinata   Herdman, 1880

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Ascidiacea | Enterogona | Perophoridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile; brackish; depth range 10 - ? m (Ref. 415).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Cosmopolitan.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is known to be sensitive to changes in water salinity wherein heavy mortality is observed in low salinity conditions (Ref. 86424). This species was found to contain important pharmacological properties for anti-tumor activity (Ref. 86358). Found on coral reefs. The zooids in the colony are clavate and united at their bases (Ref. 415); they are closely packed and are massive in size, often in hundreds (Ref. 86358). Found on mangrove lagoons (Ref. 1758). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown