BIOTIC Species Information for Aequipecten opercularis
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Researched byMorvan Barnes Data supplied byMarLIN
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Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typePermanent hermaphrodite
Developmental mechanismNot researched
Reproductive SeasonJune to October Reproductive LocationAs adult
Reproductive frequencyAnnual episodic Regeneration potential No
Life span6-10 years Age at reproductive maturity1 year
Generation timeNot researched Fecundity3 - 6 million eggs
Egg/propagule size68 µm Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodJune to July and September to October
Duration of larval stage11-30 days   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Fish & Fish, 1996, Kamenos et al., 2004, Christensen, 1980,
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