BIOTIC Species Information for Scalibragma spp.
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Researched byDr Paul Somerfield & Prof. Richard Warwick Data supplied byPML
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
Taxonomy
Scientific nameScalibragma spp. Common nameA sludge-worm
MCS CodeP1025 Recent Synonyms

PhylumAnnelida Subphylum
Superclass ClassPolychaeta
Subclass OrderOpheliida
Suborder FamilyScalibregmatidae
GenusScalibregma Species
Subspecies   

Additional Information
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General Biology
Growth formVermiform segmented
Feeding methodSurface deposit feeder
Sub-surface deposit feeder
Mobility/MovementBurrower
Environmental positionInfaunal
Typical food typesDetritus HabitFree living
Bioturbator FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeSmall-medium(3-10cm)
Height Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potentialNot researched DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
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Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandNot researched
Global distributionNot researched
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeNot researched
Migratory   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesMuddy gravel
Mud
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
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Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanism
Reproductive SeasonOctober to December Reproductive LocationWater column
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life span1-2 years Age at reproductive maturityInsufficient information
Generation timeNot researched FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule sizeUp to 160 µm Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodOctober to December
Duration of larval stageInsufficient information   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
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