BIOTIC Species Information for Thelepus spp.
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Researched byLizzie Tyler & Dan Bayley Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanismLecithotrophic
Brooding
Reproductive Season2 - 6 months Reproductive LocationBrood chamber
Reproductive frequencyAnnual episodic Regeneration potential No
Life span Age at reproductive maturity
Generation time Fecundity51,555 - 150,000
Egg/propagule size220-400 µm diameter Fertilization type
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential Larval settlement period
Duration of larval stage   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationGenerally only 1 day spent in plankton
Reproduction References McHugh, 1993,
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