BIOTIC Species Information for Harmothoe spp.
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Researched byDr Paul Somerfield & Prof. Richard Warwick Data supplied byPML
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanism
Reproductive SeasonSee additional information Reproductive LocationAs adult
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life span3-5 years Age at reproductive maturity1-2 years
Generation timeNot researched Fecundity4000 - 5000 eggs per female
Egg/propagule size Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodJuly to August
Duration of larval stage   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationAlthough fertilisation is external, males and females lie closely together. Reproductive season varies with species. It has been reported as April to May in Harmothoe imbricata, November to January for Harmothoe extenuata and 'spring' for Harmothoe impar (Thorson, 1946; Fish & Fish, 1996)
Reproduction References Fish & Fish, 1996, Thorson, 1946, Giangrande, 1997, Rasmussen, 1973, Curtis, 1977, Daly, 1972,
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