BIOTIC Species Information for Porania pulvillus
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Researched byMorvan Barnes Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
General Biology
Growth formRadial
Stellate
Feeding methodPredator
Scavenger
Surface deposit feeder
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Environmental positionEpifaunal
Epibenthic
Typical food typesThe cnidarian Alcynonium digitatum, the brachiopod Crania anomala, ascidians and other invertebrates including carrion HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityLow (10-45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeMedium(11-20 cm)
HeightNot researched Growth RateNot Researched
Adult dispersal potentialNot researched DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Ericsson & Hansson, 1973, Mortensen, 1927, Southward & Campbell, 2006, Picton, 1993, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
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