BIOTIC Species Information for Balanus spp.
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Researched byDan Bayley
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typePermanent hermaphrodite
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Reproductive Season Reproductive Location
Reproductive frequencyAnnual episodic Regeneration potential No
Life span3-5 years Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation time<1 year Fecundityup to 8000 eggs
Egg/propagule size Fertilization typeInternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential>10km Larval settlement period
Duration of larval stage   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References H°pner Petersen, 1966, Rainbow, 1984, Barnes & Powell, 1953, Barnes & Bagenal, 1951, Herbert et al., 2003, Crisp, 1954,
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