BIOTIC Species Information for Spio martinensis
Researched byDan Bayley Data supplied byMBA
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Reproductive SeasonApril - June, July - September. Reproductive LocationAdult burrow
Reproductive frequencyMonotelic Regeneration potential No
Life span1 year Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation time<1 year Fecundityup to 4400 (over 2 spawning periods)
Egg/propagule size 130-150 µm diameter Fertilization typeExternal
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential Larval settlement period
Duration of larval stage   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationAfter intratubular brooding, the larvae emerge and become planktotrophic, remaining pelagic from 0-3 setiger, and benthic from 3-30 setiger range development.
Reproduction References Giangrande, 1997, Gudmundsson, 1985,
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