BIOTIC Species Information for Morchellium argus
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Researched byDr Keith Hiscock Data supplied byMarLIN
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Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeFission
Permanent hermaphrodite
Developmental mechanismLecithotrophic
Reproductive SeasonJune to October Reproductive LocationInsufficient information
Reproductive frequencyInsufficient information Regeneration potential No
Life span1-2 years Age at reproductive maturityInsufficient information
Generation time<1 year FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule sizeEggs ca 0.34 mm diameter Fertilization typeInsufficient information
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential100-1000m Larval settlement periodInsufficient information
Duration of larval stage<1 day   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationEggs are about 0.34 mm diameter. Larvae are held in the atrial cavity and have a trunk about 0.8 mm long. The free-swimming period of the larva is about 2-3 hours. Berrill (1950) suggests that brooding colonies are present in September and October but records in the Plymouth Marine Fauna suggest breeding June to September.
Reproduction References Berrill, 1950, MBA, 1957,
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