Ascidiacea | Pleurogona
Tatian, M., R.J. Sahade, M.E. Doucet and G.B. Esnal. 1998. (Ref. 1753)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2588)
Sessile; depth range 0 - 1000 m (Ref. 3435)
Climate / Range
Southwest Atlantic, Indo-Pacific and the Antarctic: From Antarctica to sub-Antarctic islands and South America.
This Molgula is the largest species of the genus in the Antarctic; it may reach 10 cm in diameter for the body and 20 to 30 cm in length for the peduncle (Ref. 2588). Known from depths of 0 to 1000 m (Ref. 3435). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)