BIOTIC Species Information for Eumida spp.
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Researched byDr Paul Somerfield & Prof. Richard Warwick Data supplied byPML
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
Scientific nameEumida spp. Common nameA polychaete worm
MCS CodeP163 Recent Synonyms

PhylumAnnelida Subphylum
Superclass ClassPolychaeta
Subclass OrderPhyllodocida
Suborder FamilyPhyllodocidae
GenusEumida Species

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Howson & Picton, 1997,
General Biology
Growth formVermiform segmented
Feeding methodPredator
Environmental positionInfaunal
Typical food typesSmall invertebrates HabitFree living
Bioturbator FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeSmall-medium(3-10cm)
Height Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m Dependency
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Rouse & Pleijel, 2001 , Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Rouse & Pleijel, 2001,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandNot researched
Global distributionNot researched
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeNot researched
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesAlgae
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Reproductive SeasonMay to July Reproductive LocationInsufficient information
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life spanInsufficient information Age at reproductive maturityInsufficient information
Generation timeNot researched FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule sizeca 100 µm Fertilization typeExternal
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodJuly to August
Duration of larval stage1-2 months   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Thorson, 1946, Pleijel & Dales, 1991, Rouse & Pleijel, 2001 , Rouse & Pleijel, 2001, Thorson, 1946, Pleijel & Dales, 1991,
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