Ascidiacea | Enterogona
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 1748). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Obligate Prochloron symbionts (Ref. 1134). Intertidal at depths of 0 to 5 m; colonial (Ref. 1748); reef-dwelling species, common on the reefs and ridges, often growing on the edge rather than the top of a stone exposed to sunlight (Ref. 1758). Filter-feeder (Ref. 68823). 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.
Rocha, R.M., S.B. Faria and T.R. Moreno. 2005. (Ref. 1624)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.6 - 29.2, mean 28 (based on 3639 cells).