BIOTIC Species Information for Travisia spp.
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Researched byDr Paul Somerfield & Prof. Richard Warwick Data supplied byPML
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
Taxonomy
Scientific nameTravisia spp. Common nameA polychaete worm
MCS CodeP1006 Recent Synonyms

PhylumAnnelida Subphylum
Superclass ClassPolychaeta
Subclass OrderOpheliida
Suborder FamilyTravisiinae
GenusTravisia 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 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
Biology References Rouse & Pleijel, 2001, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, Fauchald & Jumars, 1979,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandNot researched
Global distributionNot researched
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeNot researched
Migratory   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesMuddy sand
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Rouse & Pleijel, 2001,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismDirect Development
Reproductive SeasonNovember to February Reproductive LocationAs adult
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life spanInsufficient information Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation timeNot researched FecundityIn excess of 5000
Egg/propagule size280-300 µm Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodInsufficient information
Duration of larval stageNot relevant   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Rouse & Pleijel, 2001,
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