BIOTIC Species Information for Lagis spp.
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Researched byDr Paul Somerfield & Prof. Richard Warwick Data supplied byPML
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
Taxonomy
Scientific nameLagis spp. Common nameA polychaete worm
MCS CodeP1106 Recent Synonyms

PhylumAnnelida Subphylum
Superclass ClassPolychaeta
Subclass OrderTerebellida
Suborder FamilyPectinariidae
GenusLagis Species
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997,
General Biology
Growth formVermiform segmented
Feeding methodSub-surface deposit feeder
Mobility/MovementBurrower
Environmental positionInfaunal
Typical food typesDetritus HabitTubiculous
Bioturbator FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeSmall-medium(3-10cm)
Height Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Hayward et al., 1996, Rouse & Pleijel, 2001, Thorson, 1946, Fauchald & Jumars, 1979, Fish & Fish, 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandNot researched
Global distributionNot researched
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeNot researched
Migratory   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesMud
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Rouse & Pleijel, 2001, Thorson, 1946,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Reproductive SeasonMay to August Reproductive LocationAs adult
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life span1 year Age at reproductive maturity1 year
Generation timeNot researched FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule size65 µm Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodApril to September
Duration of larval stageInsufficient information   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Rouse & Pleijel, 2001, Thorson, 1946, Fish & Fish, 1996,
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