BIOTIC Species Information for Ascidiella scabra
Researched byDr Keith Hiscock Data supplied byMarLIN
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Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanism
Reproductive SeasonInsufficient information Reproductive Location
Reproductive frequencyAnnual protracted Regeneration potential No
Life span3-5 years Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation time<1 year FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule size Fertilization type
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential1km-10km Larval settlement period
Duration of larval stage2-10 days   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationLindsay & Thompson (1930) noted the great fecundity of Ascidiella scabra and that eggs were produced (in the laboratory) from March onwards. Berrill (1950) notes that the species is oviparous, that the eggs are small (0.16 mm diameter) and sink in still water. Tadpole larvae emerge from eggs.
Reproduction References Lindsay & Thompson, 1930, Berril, 1950,
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