BIOTIC Species Information for Diplosoma listerianum
Researched byDan Bayley Data supplied byMBA
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeBudding
Developmental mechanism
Reproductive Season Reproductive Location
Reproductive frequencyAnnual episodic Regeneration potential No
Life span<1 year Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation time<1 year Fecundity
Egg/propagule size Fertilization type
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential Larval settlement periodApril-May, June-August, October
Duration of larval stage1 month   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationLife span dependant on temperature, with an optimum temperature of 15-17 °C. Temperatures greater than 25 °C cause a delay in maturation. Colony death occurs 1 month after sexual reproduction starts.
Reproduction References Brunetti et al., 1988,
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