BIOTIC Species Information for Funiculina quadrangularis
Researched byOlwen Ager Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismInsufficient information
Reproductive SeasonInsufficient information Reproductive LocationInsufficient information
Reproductive frequencyInsufficient information Regeneration potential No
Life spanSee additional information Age at reproductive maturitySee additional information
Generation timeSee additional information FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule sizeInsufficient information Fertilization typeInsufficient information
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialInsufficient information Larval settlement periodInsufficient information
Duration of larval stageInsufficient information   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
  • Sexes in sea pens are separate; each colony of polyps are either male or female.
  • Hughes (1998b) suggests, using the information from other species of seapen, that Funiculina quadrangularis may follow a similar pattern of patchy recruitment, slow growth and a long life span.
  • Birkeland (1974) found the life span of Ptilosarcus gurneyi to be 15 years, reaching sexual maturity between the ages of 5 and 6 this may be similar in Funiculina quadrangularis
Reproduction References Hughes, 1998(b), Birkeland, 1974,
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