BIOTIC Species Information for Molgula manhattensis
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Researched byDr Keith Hiscock Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
General Biology
Growth formGlobose
Feeding methodActive suspension feeder
Mobility/MovementPermanent attachment
Environmental positionEpibenthic
Typical food typesPlankton HabitAttached
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityLow (10-45 degrees)
FragilityFragile SizeSmall(1-2cm)
HeightUp to 3 cm Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potentialNone DependencyIndependent
SociabilityGregarious
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationMolgula manhattensis typically lives on hard substrata including artificial substrata. Molgula manhattensis sensu stricto (see taxonomy page) occurs especially in ports and harbours (Connor & Picton in Howson & Picton, 1997).
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