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Ciona intestinalis   (Linnaeus, 1767)

sea vase

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Ascidiacea | Enterogona | Cionidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Sessile; depth range 0 - 1000 m (Ref. 1603).  Temperate; 72°N - 78°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and the Arctic: Sub Antarctic Region, East Europe, Canadian Arctic Archipelago and South America. Cosmopolitan.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1603)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Assumed maximum total length from Refs. 1603, 2268. Known from subtidal to moderate depths (Ref. 7726). Attached to hard substrates (Refs. 1369, 7726). Benthic, marine; on ships' hulls, and harbour installations (Ref. 1134). Favours shaded locations such as covered floats (Ref. 1749). Solitary (Refs. 2268, 7726). Suspension-feeding (Ref. 3270). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jagerskiold, L.A. 1971. (Ref. 1369)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.9 - 14.4, mean 7.1 (based on 1476 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown