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Styela montereyensis Stalked Tunicate, Monterey stalked tunicate


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lexID:
10236 
Scientific:
Styela montereyensis 
German:
Langstielige Seescheide, Monterey Seescheide 
English:
Stalked Tunicate, Monterey stalked tunicate 
Category:
Sea Squirts 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Ascidiacea (Class) > Pleurogona (Order) > Styelidae (Family) > Styela (Genus) > montereyensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dall, 1872) 
Occurrence:
Eastern Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California, North Pacific (Ocean), USA, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
0 - 30 Meter 
Size:
3.15" - 9.84" (8cm - 25cm) 
Temperature:
~ 50 °F (10°C) 
Food:
Suspension feeder 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Styela angularis
  • Styela aomori
  • Styela atlantica
  • Styela barnharti
  • Styela bathybia
  • Styela bicolor
  • Styela brevigaster
  • Styela calva
  • Styela chaini
 
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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-12-10 14:01:50 

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Styela montereyensis (Dall, 1872)

Styela montereyensis is a long stalked tunicate,yellow to dark red brown in colour.It is a solitary tunicate, growing often in loose groups.Tunicates are suspensions feeders that use their siphons to tilter food particle from the water column.

Synonyme:
Clavellinopsis rubra
Cynthia montereyensis
Styela rubra
Tethyum montereyense
Tethyum montereyensis

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