Appendicularia | Copelata
Hopcroft, R.R., J.C. Roff and H.A. Bouman. 1998. (Ref. 378)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1610)
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 1134)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 3°C - 30°C (Ref. 1134)
Circumglobal except Antarctic.
Marine, planktonic; found at depths up to 200 m, with waters temperatures of 3.2 to 29.5Â°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).
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)