BIOTIC Species Information for Homarus gammarus
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Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Reproductive SeasonJune to August Reproductive LocationAs adult
Reproductive frequencyAnnual protracted Regeneration potential Yes
Life span11-20 years Age at reproductive maturity6-10 years
Generation timeNot researched FecundityUp to 100,000 or more
Egg/propagule sizeca. 1.5 mm Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential1km-10km Larval settlement periodInsufficinet information
Duration of larval stage11-30 days   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Agnalt, 2008, Bennett & Howard, 1987, Lizarraga-Cubedo et al., 2003, Addison & Bannister, 1984, Free et al., 1992, Hepper & Gough, 1978, Tully et al., 2001, Beal et al., 2002,
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