BIOTIC Species Information for Cerastoderma glaucum
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Researched byNicola White Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Richard S.K. Barnes
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Reproductive SeasonMay to July Reproductive LocationInsufficient information
Reproductive frequencyAnnual episodic Regeneration potential No
Life span3-5 years Age at reproductive maturityInsufficient information
Generation timeInsufficient information FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule sizeInsufficient information Fertilization typeInsufficient information
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialInsufficient information Larval settlement periodInsufficient information
Duration of larval stage11-30 days   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationVeliger larvae have a pelagic life of from 11 to 30 days. Newly settled young attach temporarily by byssus threads to filamentous algae before becoming buried in the top few centimetres of sediment. Gametogenesis occurs in early spring and spawning takes place from May to July. Individuals live for about five years.
Reproduction References Barnes, 1973, Rygg, 1970, Ansell et al., 1981,
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