Ascidiacea | Enterogona
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; brackish; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 116065). Tropical
Western Central Atlantic.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86358)
Zooids size ranges from 0.025 to 0.05 cm in length (Ref. 86358). Attached to substrate; common under stones on reef ridges and occasionally grows on mangrove roots or other hard substrata such as oyster shells (Ref. 1758, 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).
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.
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models