BIOTIC Species Information for Lumbrineris spp.
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Researched byDr Paul Somerfield & Prof. Richard Warwick Data supplied byPML
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
Taxonomy
Scientific nameLumbrineris spp. Common nameA polychaete worm
MCS CodeP572 Recent Synonyms

PhylumAnnelida Subphylum
Superclass ClassPolychaeta
Subclass OrderEunicida
Suborder FamilyLumbrineridae
GenusLumbrineris Species
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997,
General Biology
Growth form Feeding method
Mobility/Movement Environmental positionEpifaunal
Infaunal
Typical food typesLiving and dead animals, plant fragments. HabitFree living
Bioturbator FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeMedium-large(21-50cm)
Height Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m Dependency
Sociability
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationLumbrineris spp. live in mucous burrows
Biology References Fauchald & Jumars, 1979, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Rouse & Pleijel, 2001, Hayward & Ryland, 1990,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandNot researched
Global distributionNot researched
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range
Migratory   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesAlgae
Gravel / shingle
Mud
Muddy sand
Other species (see additional information)
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward, 1994, Rouse & Pleijel, 2001, Hayward & Ryland, 1990,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanism
Reproductive SeasonJune to August Reproductive LocationSediment surface
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life span3-5 years Age at reproductive maturity
Generation timeNot researched Fecundity500 eggs per brood
Egg/propagule size Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodJuly to September
Duration of larval stage   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Rouse & Pleijel, 2001, Thorson, 1946, Giangrande, 1997,
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