Paralepas morula (Hoek, 1907)
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Family:  Heteralepadidae ()
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Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 182 - 538 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Philippines, Indonesia, New Caledonia and Australia.
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Biology:  Members of the superorder Thoracica are mostly hermaphroditic. Broadcast spawners, fertilization occurs in the mantle cavity. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into planktonic nauplii and leave the mantle cavity. Afterwards, they undergo six naupliar instars succeded by nonfeeding cypris larva (settling stage) which later metamorphose into adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 21.09.09
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 25.06.15

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