BIOTIC Species Information for Sabellaria spinulosa
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Reproductive SeasonJanuary to March Reproductive LocationInsufficient information
Reproductive frequencyAnnual protracted Regeneration potential No
Life span3-5 years Age at reproductive maturity
Generation timeInsufficient information Fecundity100,000 to 1 million eggs
Egg/propagule size Fertilization typeInsufficient information
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential>10km Larval settlement periodMarch
Duration of larval stage1-2 months   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationWilson (1970b) stated that the larvae spend between six weeks and two months in the plankton. Reproductive seasonality is unclear but George & Warwick (1985) and Wilson (1970) have both reported larval settlement in March in the Bristol Channel and Plymouth areas respectively. Wilson (1970) found a spawning period from January to March in Plymouth. Possibly has similar lifespan to Sabellaria alveolata (up to 9 years). Fecundity and recruitment may be variable (Holt et al., 1998) but may be similar to Sabellaria alveolata.
Reproduction References Wilson, 1970(b), George & Warwick, 1985, Holt et al., 1998, Heidi Tillin, unpub data, Julie Bremner, unpub data, Gruet & Lassus, 1983, Giangrande, 1997,
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