BIOTIC Species Information for Eulalia spp.
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Researched byDr Paul Somerfield & Prof. Richard Warwick Data supplied byPML
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
Taxonomy
Scientific nameEulalia spp. Common nameA polychaete worm
MCS CodeP150 Recent Synonyms

PhylumAnnelida Subphylum
Superclass ClassPolychaeta
Subclass OrderPhyllodocida
Suborder FamilyEulalia
Genus Species
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References
General Biology
Growth formVermiform segmented
Feeding methodPredator
Scavenger
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Environmental positionEpibenthic
Typical food typesSmall invertebrates HabitFree living
Bioturbator FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeMedium(11-20 cm)
Height Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m Dependency
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Fish & Fish, 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Pleijel & Dales, 1991, 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
Large to very large boulders
Cobbles
Pebbles
Gravel / shingle
Small boulders
Algae
Other species (see additional information)
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Pleijel & Dales, 1991,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanismOviparous
Planktotrophic
Lecithotrophic
Reproductive SeasonJanuary to August Reproductive LocationAs adult
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life span6-10 years Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation timeNot researched FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule size80-125 µm Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodJuly to August
Duration of larval stage1-2 months   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Fish & Fish, 1996, Pleijel & Dales, 1991, MBA, 1957, Thorson, 1946, Olive, 1975,
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