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Pyura microcosmus Sea squirt


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lexID:
6112 
AphiaID:
103851 
Scientific:
Pyura microcosmus 
German:
Seescheide 
English:
Sea Squirt 
Category:
Sea Squirts 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Ascidiacea (Class) > Stolidobranchia (Order) > Pyuridae (Family) > Pyura (Genus) > microcosmus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Savigny, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, North Atlantic Ocean, Northern Africa, Red Sea, the British Isles, the Isle of Man, the Mediterranean Sea 
Size:
up to 1.18" (3 cm) 
Temperature:
- 73.4 °F (°C - 23°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plankton 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Pyura abradata
  • Pyura antillarum
  • Pyura arenosa
  • Pyura aripuensis
  • Pyura australia
  • Pyura bouvetensis
  • Pyura breviramosa
  • Pyura capensis
  • Pyura chilensis
  • Pyura columna
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-09-29 14:28:30 

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(Savigny, 1816)

Host of the copepods:
Enteropsis roscoffensis Chatton & Brément, 1909
Doropygella normani (Brady, 1878)
Doropygus pulex Thorell, 1859

Similar species:
Ähnliche Arten sind Polycarpa pomaria, Microcosmus claudicans und Pyura squamulosa

Synonyms:
Cynthia microcosmus Savigny, 1816
Cynthia morus Forbes, 1848
Cynthia savignyi Philippi, 1843
Cynthia scutellata Heller, 1877
Pyura savignyi (Philippi, 1843)

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