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Pyrosoma atlanticum   Péron, 1804

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Thaliacea | Pyrosomatida | Pyrosomatidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 0 - 250 m (Ref. 1134).  Subtropical; 7°C - 30°C (Ref. 1134)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 60.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 1610)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 116065. 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Kott, P. 2005. (Ref. 1134)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown