Ascidiacea | Enterogona
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; brackish; depth range 0 - 24 m (Ref. 116065). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
It is known to be sensitive to changes in water salinity wherein heavy mortality is observed in low salinity conditions (Ref. 86424). This species was found to contain important pharmacological properties for anti-tumor activity (Ref. 86358). Found on coral reefs. The zooids in the colony are clavate and united at their bases (Ref. 415); they are closely packed and are massive in size, often in hundreds (Ref. 86358). Found on mangrove lagoons (Ref. 1758). 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.
Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models