BIOTIC Species Information for Ampelisca brevicornis
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
General Biology
Growth formArticulate
Feeding methodPassive suspension feeder
Active suspension feeder
Surface deposit feeder
Sub-surface deposit feeder
Mobility/MovementSwimmer
Crawler
Environmental positionEpifaunal
Infaunal
Typical food typesNo text entered HabitTubiculous
Bioturbator FlexibilityLow (10-45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeSmall(1-2cm)
Height Growth Rate
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationCreate silt tubes that may be built up into extensive mats.
Biology References Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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