BIOTIC Species Information for Hyale prevostii
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Researched byJacqueline Hill Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byProf. P. Geoff Moore
General Biology
Growth formArticulate
Feeding methodHerbivore
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Swimmer
Environmental positionEpifaunal
Epifloral
Epibenthic
Typical food typesMacroalgae, typically fucoids such as Pelvetia canaliculata and Fucus spiralis. Juveniles graze filamentous algae and micro-epiflora. HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeVery small(<1cm)
HeightInsufficient information Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m DependencyIndependent
SociabilityGregarious
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationGrowth rate is affected by temperature. At higher temperatures growth is rapid with a short life span and smaller final body size (Moore, 1986).
Biology References Moore, 1986, Moore, 1977(b),
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