BIOTIC Species Information for Ampelisca tenuicornis
Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismDirect Development
Reproductive SeasonJune - September Reproductive LocationInsufficient information
Reproductive frequencyBiannual protracted Regeneration potential No
Life span1-2 years Age at reproductive maturity
Generation timeInsufficient information Fecundity56
Egg/propagule size Fertilization type
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialVery limited (<1m) Larval settlement periodInsufficient information
Duration of larval stageNot relevant   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationBivoltine annual i.e. 2 generations per year, June to Oct breeding season in English Channel (Dauvin, 1988b). The first generation breed within a couple of months of recruitment and only live for three of four months (Dauvin, 1988b). Second generation live much longer. Embryos incubated for up to six weeks. Males enter the water column after becoming mature and can be found in relatively high quantities in the suprabenthic at night (Sheader, 1977; Dauvin & Zouhiri, 1996).
Reproduction References Dauvin, 1988b, Sheader, 1977, Dauvin & Zouhiri, 1996,
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