BIOTIC Species Information for Euclymene spp.
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Researched byDr Paul Somerfield & Prof. Richard Warwick Data supplied byPML
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
Taxonomy
Scientific nameEuclymene spp. Common nameA polychaete worm
MCS CodeP960 Recent Synonyms

PhylumAnnelida Subphylum
Superclass ClassPolychaeta
Subclass OrderCapitellida
Suborder FamilyEuclymeninae
GenusEuclymene Species
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997,
General Biology
Growth form Feeding methodSub-surface deposit feeder
Mobility/Movement Environmental positionInfaunal
Typical food typesDetritus, protists and bacteria HabitTubiculous
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 Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward, 1994, 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 preferencesAlgae
Mud
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward, 1994, Rouse & Pleijel, 2001,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismLecithotrophic
Direct Development
Brooding
Reproductive Season Reproductive Location
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential Yes
Life span3-5 years Age at reproductive maturity
Generation timeNot researched Fecundity
Egg/propagule size Fertilization type
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement period
Duration of larval stage   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Rouse & Pleijel, 2001,
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