Common names: Occurence: native Salinity: marine Abundance: | Ref: Importance: | Ref: Aquaculture: never/rarely | Ref: Regulations: no regulations | Ref: Uses: no uses Comments: C: Ref. 87399. National Checklist: Country Information: National Fisheries Authority: Occurences:OccurencePoint map Main Ref:Primo, C and E. Vásquez, 2009 National Database:
This species is the largest and most abundant Styelidae in the Antarctic Ocean (Ref. 2588). Maximum depth from Ref. 116836. Found on muddy bottoms at depths of 15 to 30 m, on hard bottoms at a depth of 30 m, and on moraine deposits at depths of 25 to 30 m (Ref. 1753), and also from depths of 0 to 200 m (Ref. 3435). 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).