BIOTIC Species Information for Lepidonotus spp.
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Researched byDr Paul Somerfield & Prof. Richard Warwick Data supplied byPML
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
Taxonomy
Scientific nameLepidonotus spp. Common nameA polychaete worm
MCS CodeP80 Recent Synonyms

PhylumAnnelida Subphylum
Superclass ClassPolychaeta
Subclass OrderPhyllodocida
Suborder FamilyPolynoidae
GenusLepidonotus Species
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997,
General Biology
Growth formVermiform segmented
Feeding methodOmnivore
Predator
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Environmental positionEpibenthic
Typical food typesSmall invertebrates, seagrass HabitFree living
Bioturbator FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeSmall-medium(3-10cm)
Height Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m Dependency
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Fish & Fish, 1996, Rouse & Pleijel, 2001 ,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandNot researched
Global distributionNot researched
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeNot researched
Migratory   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Algae
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward et al., 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Reproductive SeasonMay to August Reproductive LocationAs adult
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life spanInsufficient information Age at reproductive maturityInsufficient information
Generation timeNot researched FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule sizeInsufficient information Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodInsufficient information
Duration of larval stageInsufficient information   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Fish & Fish, 1996, Rouse & Pleijel, 2001 , Thorson, 1946,
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