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Pyura elongata Elongated tunicate

Pyura elongatais commonly referred to as Elongated tunicate. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
14265 
AphiaID:
251263 
Scientific:
Pyura elongata 
German:
Längliche Seescheide 
English:
Elongated Tunicate 
Category:
Sea Squirts 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Ascidiacea (Class) > Stolidobranchia (Order) > Pyuridae (Family) > Pyura (Genus) > elongata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Tokioka, 1952 
Occurrence:
Hong Kong, Tasmanien, Arafura Sea, Bass Strait, China, Coral sea, Corea, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, New South Wales (Australia), Queensland (Australia), South China Sea, Tasman Sea, Victoria (Australia), West Papua , Western Australia 
Sea depth:
15 - 170 Meter 
Size:
7,5 cm 
Temperature:
57.56 °F - 82.22 °F (14.2°C - 27.9°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder, Mucus, Plankton, Scales and skin tissue, Suspension feeder 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-11-23 12:42:10 

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The sea squirt Pyura elongata is widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Its siphon lining is bright red, the tunica is brown-red and covered with epibionts except for the siphons
The tunica is thick but not hard. The body wall is colorless except for the siphons, which are red.

The intestine forms a single loop with a narrow stomach partially covered with several liver diverticula
A large cloacal cavity is curved at its anterior margin.

Sea squirts are usually not long-lived or permanent in marine aquariums because they lack a continuous influx of plankton.


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