BIOTIC Species Information for Scaphander lignarius
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Scientific nameScaphander lignarius Common nameWoody Canoe-bubble
MCS CodeW1019 Recent Synonyms

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassGastropoda
SubclassOpisthobranchia OrderCephalaspidea
Suborder FamilyScaphandridae
GenusScaphander Specieslignarius

Additional Information
Taxonomy References
General Biology
Growth formGlobose
Feeding methodPredator
Environmental position
Typical food types HabitFree living
Bioturbator FlexibilityNone (< 10 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeSmall-medium(3-10cm)
Height Growth Rate
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m DependencyIndependent
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandAbsent from east coast Britain (Hayward & Ryland, 1995b).
Global distributionFound in western Europe from Norway to south-west Britain and as far south as in the Mediterranean off the coasts of Greece.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeSublittoral to 700 m (Hayward & Ryland, 1995b).
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesMuddy sand
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanism
Reproductive Season Reproductive Location
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life spanInsufficient information Age at reproductive maturityInsufficient information
Generation timeInsufficient information Fecundity
Egg/propagule size Fertilization type
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialInsufficient information Larval settlement period
Duration of larval stageInsufficient information   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References
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