Ascidiacea | Pleurogona
Morri, C., C.N. Bianchi, S. Cocito, A. Peirano, A.M. De Biase, S. Aliani, M. Pansini, M. Boyer, F. Ferdeghini, M Pestarino and P. Dando. 1999. (Ref. 2672)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 2 - 44 m (Ref. 2672)
Climate / Range
Atlantic, Western Pacific, and the Mediterranean. Temperate and subtropical.
On coralline algae, sand and shell grit, coral debris, 13 m (Ref. 1134). Filter-feeder (Ref. 68823). 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)
Threat to humans
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