Appendicularia | Copelata
Environment / Climate / Range
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 90 m (Ref. 3475). Tropical; ? - 27°C (Ref. 1134)
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1610)
Marine, planktonic; water temperatures up to 27.2Â°C (Ref. 1134). It has a preference for waters most distant to the coast and of higher temperature (Ref. 3528). Members of the class Appendicularia are protandrous hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Eggs develop into hatchlings (feeding juveniles) before turning into adults (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the class Appendicularia are protandrous hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Eggs develop into hatchlings (feeding juveniles) before turning into adults.
Kott, P. 2005. (Ref. 1134)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 14.6 - 27.9, mean 23.9 (based on 1646 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)