BIOTIC Species Information for Alcyonidium diaphanum
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Researched byOlwen Ager Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanismLecithotrophic
Reproductive SeasonInsufficient information Reproductive LocationInsufficient information
Reproductive frequencyAnnual episodic Regeneration potential No
Life span6-10 years Age at reproductive maturity1 year
Generation timeInsufficient information FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule sizeInsufficient information Fertilization typeInsufficient information
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential<10m Larval settlement periodInsufficient information
Duration of larval stage<1 day   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationThe majority of bryozoans brood their embryos and release short lived lecithotrophic larvae (Reed, 1991). The larvae of Alcyonidium duplex hatch as fully developed larvae and settle soon after (Reed, 1991). Therefore, it is assumed that the larvae of Alcyonidium diaphanum are similar.
Reproduction References
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