BIOTIC Species Information for Branchiostoma lanceolatum
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Taxonomy
Scientific nameBranchiostoma lanceolatum Common nameA lancelet
MCS Code Recent Synonyms

PhylumChordata Subphylum
Superclass ClassLeptocardii
Subclass OrderLeptocardii
Suborder FamilyBranchiostomidae
GenusBranchiostoma Specieslanceolatum
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References
General Biology
Growth form Feeding methodPassive suspension feeder
Active suspension feeder
Mobility/MovementSwimmer
Burrower
Environmental position
Typical food types Habit
Bioturbator Flexibility
Fragility SizeSmall-medium(3-10cm)
Height Growth Rate
Adult dispersal potential Dependency
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Julie Bremner, unpub data,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & Ireland
Global distribution
Biogeographic range Depth range
MigratoryInsufficient info.   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferences Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1990, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanism
Reproductive Season Reproductive Location
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life span Age at reproductive maturity
Generation time Fecundity
Egg/propagule size Fertilization type
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential Larval settlement period
Duration of larval stage   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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