Thaliacea | Pyrosomatida
Kott, P. 2005. (Ref. 1134)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 60.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 1610)
Pelagic; depth range ? - 250 m (Ref. 1134)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 7°C - 30°C (Ref. 1134)
Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to temperate.
Marine, planktonic; most plentiful below 250 m (Ref. 1134). Members of the order Pyrosomatida includes clonal and sexual phases in its life cycle. Life cycle: Eggs develop into lecithotrophic oozooid (cyathozooid) which undergo budding to form four blastozooids. The oozoid degenerates and the colony is formed from the blastozooids (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100)