Botrylloides nigrum (Herdman, 1886)
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Family:  Styelidae ()
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Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 0 - 40 m
Distribution:  Cosmopolitan.
Biology:  Often abundant in mangrove root communities (Ref. 1758); and is abundantly overgrowing on oyster shells and other hard substrates (Ref. 86424). 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 01.04.11
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 23.08.17

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