BIOTIC Species Information for Henricia oculata
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Researched byAngus Jackson Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr A.C. Campbell
General Biology
Growth formStellate
Feeding methodOmnivore
Passive suspension feeder
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Environmental positionEpifaunal
Typical food typesSuspended matter, detritus layer, sponges, hydroids, ectoprocts HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityLow (10-45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeMedium(11-20 cm)
Height Growth Rate0.3 - 1 % body wt/day
Adult dispersal potential1km-10km DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationSize at maturity refers to radius. Adults typically around 100 mm.
Stomach eversion is an important supplement to suspension feeding.
The parasitic cyclopoid copepod Asterocheres lillyeborgi has more than a 90% occurrence
Biology References Campbell, 1994, Brun, 1976, Nichols, 1969,
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