BIOTIC Species Information for Hyalinoecia tubicola
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Taxonomy
Scientific nameHyalinoecia tubicola Common nameBristleworm
MCS CodeP542 Recent Synonyms

PhylumAnnelida Subphylum
Superclass ClassPolychaeta
Subclass OrderEunicida
Suborder FamilyOnuphidae
GenusHyalinoecia Speciestubicola
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References
General Biology
Growth formVermiform segmented
Feeding methodSurface deposit feeder
Sub-surface deposit feeder
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Environmental position
Typical food types HabitTubiculous
Bioturbator FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeMedium(11-20 cm)
Height Growth Rate
Adult dispersal potentialNot researched Dependency
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Hayward & Ryland, 1996b, Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandMore or less cosmopolitan (Hayward & Ryland, 1995b).
Global distributionFound in the north-east Atlantic from Norway to Portugal, in the Mediterranean, in the Indian Ocean and off south-east China and in the north-west Atlantic off the coasts of Canada.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range
MigratoryInsufficient info.   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesCoarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Sandy mud
Muddy sand
Mud
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanism
Reproductive Season Reproductive Location
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life spanInsufficient information Age at reproductive maturity
Generation timeInsufficient information Fecundity
Egg/propagule size Fertilization type
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialInsufficient information Larval settlement period
Duration of larval stage   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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