Oikopleura dioica   Fol, 1872


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

Appendicularia | Copelata | Oikopleuridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 1134).  Tropical; 3°C - 30°C (Ref. 1134)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumglobal except Antarctic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1610)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Marine, planktonic; found at depths up to 200 m, with waters temperatures of 3.2 to 29.5°C; rare in the open sea (Ref. 1134). Prefers neritic ambience (Ref. 3531). 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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Hopcroft, R.R., J.C. Roff and H.A. Bouman. 1998. (Ref. 378)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 6.5 - 25.9, mean 13.6 (based on 2008 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown