Ascidiacea | Pleurogona
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 10 - 10 m (Ref. 1733). Tropical; 42°N - 41°S, 3°E - 117°W
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2268)
Assumed maximum total length in 3.5 cm (Ref. 2266), maximum colony diameter is 5 cm (Ref. 2268). Found on rocky substrate, on concrete, cave walls, often among oysters (Ref. 1134), dwelling in shallow rocky littoral habitats, particularly bays and harbours. Solitary (Ref. 2266). Known as benthic species (Ref. 85347). 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.
Monniot, C. 2002. (Ref. 1733)
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)