BIOTIC Species Information for Polydora spp.
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Researched byDan Bayley Data supplied byMBA
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Direct Development
Reproductive Season Reproductive LocationAdult burrow
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life span1-2 years Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation time<1 year Fecundity350-2500 eggs per brood.
Egg/propagule size70-240 µ m diameter Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential Larval settlement period
Duration of larval stage   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Giangrande, 1997,
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