BIOTIC Species Information for Necora puber
Researched byMorvan Barnes Data supplied byMarLIN
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Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Reproductive SeasonMay Reproductive LocationAs adult
Reproductive frequencyAnnual episodic Regeneration potential Yes
Life span6-10 years Age at reproductive maturity1 year
Generation time1 year Fecundity300,000-450,000
Egg/propagule size490-500 µm Fertilization typeInternal
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement period16-20 weeks after hatching
Duration of larval stage1-2 months   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationNecora puber actively select substrata of higher structural complexity, particularly during the nocturnal period. This initial pattern of distribution is soon changed by post-settlement movement of early juvenile instars, which have different habitat requirements and are generally less selective. Despite decapod postlarvae generally being strong swimmers, tidal stream velocities commonly exceed their swimming capabilities and during the postlarval stage, flow plays a major role in dispersal.
Reproduction References Hearn, 2004, Mene et al., 1991, Lee et al., 2006, Lee et al., 2004, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Ingle, 1980, Crothers & Crothers, 1988, Choy, 1988, Choy, 1991, Norman & Jones, 1993,
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