BIOTIC Species Information for Pygospio elegans
Researched byDan Bayley Data supplied byMBA
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Direct Development
Reproductive SeasonDecember-May or January-August Reproductive LocationAdult burrow
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life span1 year Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation time<1 year Fecundity46- to 2000 eggs per spawning event
Egg/propagule size300 µ m diameter Fertilization typeExternal
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential Larval settlement period
Duration of larval stage   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationAfter intratubular brooding, in some populations the larvae emerge and become planktotrophic, remaining pelagic from the 3-20 setiger range development. Other populations are lecithotropic/direct development.
Reproduction References Giangrande, 1997, Gudmundsson, 1985, Jones and Frid, 2009,
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