BIOTIC Species Information for Ophelia spp.
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Researched byDr Paul Somerfield & Prof. Richard Warwick Data supplied byPML
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismLecithotrophic
Reproductive SeasonApril to September Reproductive LocationWater column
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life span6-10 years Age at reproductive maturity1-2 years
Generation timeNot researched FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule size140-150 µm Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodJune to November
Duration of larval stage2-10 days   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Rouse & Pleijel, 2001, Fish & Fish, 1996, Hayward et al., 1996, Thorson, 1946,
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